6 res­cued from Anam­bra build­ing col­lapse

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Emma Elekwa, Awka

Six peo­ple trapped af­ter a two­s­torey build­ing col­lapsed in Agu­leri-otu in Anam­bra East Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area, have been res­cued.

Daily Trust gath­ered that the vic­tims, be­lieved to be ca­sual workers, were un­der the build­ing when the struc­ture, said to be un­der con­struc­tion, caved in.

Wit­ness who blamed the in­ci­dent on use of sub­stan­dard ma­te­ri­als, said the State Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (SEMA) alerted other state agen­cies, in­clud­ing the Red Cross, to res­cue the trapped workers. A di­rec­tor with SEMA, Mr. Chuk­wudi Onye­jekwe, con­firmed that six peo­ple were res­cued from the build­ing.

The Chair­man, State Ma­te­rial Test­ing and Lab­o­ra­to­ries, Ebosie Ezeoke, al­leged that the build­ing was con­structed within two months, de­scrib­ing it as highly un­pro­fes­sional.

He said the sam­ples of the ma­te­ri­als used for the build­ing had been col­lected for tech­ni­cal anal­y­sis and fur­ther investigation.

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