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Anambra: Another five-storey building collapses in Onitsha

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The Anambra State Police Command has confirmed the collapse of a five-storey building under construction at Basden Street in Fegge, Onitsha.

The Command’s DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Sunday.

“Our operatives are currently there now, though the details are still sketchy, as soon as I get the full details I will get back to you,” he said.

An eyewitness, who doesn’t want his name mentioned, said that the building was meant for commercial purposes on completion.

He said that the building collapsed in the early hours of Sunday while some of the construction workers were on the last floor.

“The building started from the fifth floor to collapse. The building is at the finishing touches and the fifth floor was almost finished when it collapsed and other floors followed suit.

“There are about two workers in the building that are trapped and those injured have been rushed to undisclosed hospitals,” the source said.

The Public Relations Officer of Anambra State Emergency Management Agency, Chinyere Nwoye, said that they were yet to be informed about the collapsed building.

Pmnews.ng reports that the incident happened barely two weeks after another building collapsed, killing five persons in Ochanja Market, Onitsha.

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