Five Storey Building Collapses in Onitsha, Casualties Unknown

Three  weeks after a two storey building collapsed at Ochanja Market killing at least five persons, a five storey building has collapsed on Sunday afternoon at Fegge in Onitsha South local government area of Anambra state.

Sources said the five storey building was under construction when it suddenly collapsed.

Residents of the area said they heard sound of a crack and then a loud noise that led to the building collapse.

It is not clear if there were workers on site, but an eye witness had it that there were human activities under the building two hours before it collapsed.

Secretary of Onitsha South local government area who spoke through the Transition Committee Chairman Chief Emeka Joseph Orji said: “An emergency rescue team has  already been deployed to Cary out preliminary rescue activities with the assistance of security operatives in the area”

“We urge members of the public not to panic as the Onitsha South local government area is on the top of the moment.”

David-Chyddy Eleke