An uncompleted three storeyed building located near Imo Foundation and Imo Specialist Hospital, Umuguma, in the Owerri metropolis has collapsed trapping an unconfirmed number of persons.
The sad event occurred on Thursday in Umuguma, in the Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State.
As of the time of filing this report, the premises was deserted as security men had already cordoned off the area.
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According to a resident of the area who didn’t reveal her name, she said, ‘’We just heard a loud noise and we quickly came out. We saw that it was the house under construction had collapsed. It sank to the ground, leaving the roof on top of the rubble.
“I have been hearing about collapsed building, but this one is incredible.’’
Asked if people were staying or living there, she said, “We know that people do stay there, but we don’t know whether people were there or not as of the time the building collapsed.”
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Another resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “We heard that some people were trapped there, but we cannot verify it as rescue has yet to start.’’