By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
One person has died following a building collapse at Umuota village, Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State on Sunday.
The deceased, 40-year-old woman whose name is yet to be ascertained was confirmed dead by a medical doctor while her baby is responding to treatment.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Haruna Mohammed, the building has been cordoned off by the police and other security agencies even as effort is ongoing to rescue other victims suspected to have been trapped inside the building.
He said, “Today being Sunday 20/9/2020 at 4:pm, a one storey building suddenly collapsed at Umuota village, Obosi town in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.
Scene was visited and cordoned off by the police attached to Obosi Division and other security agencies in order to prevent hoodlums from gaining advantage to loot while effort is ongoing to rescue other victims suspected to have been trapped in the building.
“Meanwhile, one person, a woman of about 40years old whose name is yet to be ascertained was confirmed dead by a medical doctor and her baby is responding to treatment.Corpse deposited at ST. Edward mortuary for preservation.”
He said case is under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.