Con­fu­sion as mul­ti­ple-storey build­ing ‘col­lapses’ in Oko Poly

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Emma Elekwa, Awka

Ten­sion was high yes­ter­day at the per­ma­nent site of the Fed­eral Polytech­nic, Oko, Orumba North, Anam­bra State when a sec­tion of a mul­ti­ple storey build­ing un­der con­struc­tion al­legedly col­lapsed in the early hours of the day.

Daily Trust gath­ered that the in­ci­dent took place around 3am when work­ers had all left the build­ing site meant for the Pub­lic depart­ment con­struc­tion.

A stu­dent who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent, said the build­ing col­lapsed sud­denly due to what he de­scribed as over­load.

An­other in­di­gene of Oko com­mu­nity who pre­ferred anonymity, and who said his house was in front of the ‘col­lapsed’ build­ing, said, “The build­ing col­lapsed this morn­ing. It is the Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing of Ad­min­is­tra­tion un­der­go­ing the Polytech­nic. They are now say­ing no build­ing col­lapsed. The Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer of the In­sti­tu­tion, Obini Onuchukwu, said the man­age­ment pulled down the sec­tion to ef­fect cor­rec­tions, for which rea­son it could not be said to be a col­lapse.

“Man­age­ment pulled it down to ef­fect cor­rec­tions. The en­tire area was cor­doned off and stu­dents were asked to give way to avoid any calamity,” he said.

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