One feared dead, many injured as building collapses

A building has collapsed leaving at least one man dead while four others severally injured in Okwe, Oshimili South Local Government Area, Delta State

It was gathered that, the construction of the one- storey building situated at Holy Mary road behind the Nigeria Police Officers Mess in the suburbs of Asaba was a compacted space in the compound with two structures, an uncompleted decking and a bungalow where the owner resides

Neighbours made frantic attempts to rescue those trapped in the rubbles with their bare hands and shovels before the arrival of two excavators.

The owner of the building, who was among those trapped, sustained severe head injuries. He was recovered by the ring tone of his cellphone under a pile of rubbles as rescuers tried to know his exact location under the debris.

A survivor and carpenter working on the building, Mr Ike Ifenacho, said he was on the rooftop doing the skeletal woodwork on the building when he noticed the building was caving in and had to jump off. He sustained minor injuries on his jaw and leg.

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