Nigeria: Two persons trapped, nine others rescued in building collapse

APA – Lagos (Nigeria)

Two persons are reportedly trapped, while nine others have been rescued from the rubbles of the story building which collapsed in Anambra State in south-eastern Nigeria in the early hours of Thursday.

The Anambra State Police command said in a statement that the three-story building belonging to one Mr. Avoyi Collins ‘m’ collapsed at Okpuno Otolo in Nnewi Local Government Area of the state at about 5:20 am.

According to the statement, following the distress call from a vigilante group in Okpuno, the patrol teams led by the Area Commander, Nnewi, Mr. Nnanna Ama, rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent looters from taking advantage of the situation to rob.

The report by Channel’s Television on Thursday stated that with the help of other volunteers, the nine persons were rescued alive, while two others are still trapped.

The report added that the rescued victims were immediately rushed to the community health Center for medical examination.


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