A building has collapsed in Anambra State, causing a serious stir in the area.
Two persons are now feared dead in the two-storey building which collapsed on Friday in Oraifite in the Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Sunday PUNCH reports that the building under construction caved in when its second floor with a defective part was undergoing repair works.
Though details of the incident were still sketchy as of the time this report was filed, the dead victims were said to be workers at the site.
A source who spoke to our correspondent stated that the incident happened on Friday in the Ibolo area of the community.
The source said, “Two persons lost their lives in a building collapse in Ibolo, Oraifite in the Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State. The deceased were working at the two-storey facility when the incident occurred at the early hours of Friday.
“The engineer in charge instructed the workers to remove the second floor which was not properly constructed. It was in the course of the removal that the building caved in.”
The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, could not be reached for reaction as calls made to his mobile rang out.