Two Dead, Three Injured From Anambra Four-Storey Building Collapse – Police

File photo: Scene at the collapsed 3 storey building at Egerton square Oke -Arin, Lagos Island. The two close buildings have also been marked for demolition. Photo: AKINOLA ARIYO


The Anambra State Command in an update on Wednesday night confirmed the death of two persons following a four storey building collapse in Onitsha, Anambra State earlier in the day.

A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed said that three other persons were rescued alive

The statement said, “On the 22/05/2019 at about 3pm, a building under construction  located at No 9 Ezenwa Street, Onitsha belonging to one Barr Ikebu Aso collapsed. 

“Police patrol teams and other Sister agencies rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area to checkmate miscreants  and criminal elements from taking advantage of the situation to loot.”

The PPRO said that the three casualties whose identities are yet to be ascertained were rushed to the General hospital Onitsha by the Red Cross for medical attention while two others were certified dead by the medical doctor and their corpses deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.

He said, “The rescue Operation is still ongoing and case is under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.”


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