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JUST IN: 1 feared dead, many trapped as building collapses in Anambra

A building on Monday night collapsed in Onitsha, Anambra State.

The incident occurred around Ochanja market area of the commercial city around 8.00pm.

Unconfirmed number of bodies were said to be trapped in the rubble.

A resident, who preferred anonymity, said the building under construction caved in while some workers were working on top of the roof.

He claimed one person died while two others sustained varying degrees of injury

He said the victims have been taken to the hospital for treatment.

State Fire Service Chief, Engr Martin Agbili who confirmed the incident, said rescue operation was ongoing.

He said: “Building collapse around Ochanja Market Area, Onitsha that happened at about 2000hrs (8.00pm) of Monday 26-02-2024.

“There are some trapped individuals at the scene of the building collapse. Rescue operation is currently ongoing.”


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