Asaba building collapse claims one life, injures 4 others

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At least one person has been confirmed dead, while four others sustained varying degrees of injuries when a building under construction collapsed in Asaba, Delta State.

The Delta State Emergency Management Agency confirmed the unfortunate development.

Sources said the building collapsed shortly after the thunderstorm in the state capital on Saturday.

It was gathered that workers were at the site when the building located behind Police Officer Mess, in Okwe, Oshimili South area of the state came crumbling.

Speaking through one of its officials, Daniel Okpor at the scene of the incident, the Delta State Emergency Management Agency, said the poor structural work may have led to the collapse of the structure, while also not ruling out the impact of the thunderstorm.

According to him; “We observed that there was a thunderstorm and that made the building to quickly collapse. The thunderstorm could be a part of it but the structural work is very poor.

“About five people were trapped, we have been able to rescue all of them, they are now receiving treatment at the hospital. Only one confirmed dead,” Okpor said.

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