At least four persons have been confirmed dead while an undisclosed number of persons still suspected to be trapped under a building that collapsed on Saturday morning in Abraka, Ethiope East council area of Delta state.
Naija News understands that building, yet-to-be completed structure, identified as the new 206 Hotel, is located along Aghwana Avenue in Abraka.
This online news platform gathered that the owner of the building took to his heels when he saw his structure came down.
As at the time of this report, the cause of the collapse is still yet-to-be-identified, it was gathered that it had been raining in Abraka since Friday evening.
The building was pulled down by rain in the area as Naija News understands that another heavy rain struck Delta state this morning, Saturday.
Some of those who were trapped in the incident include workers who had arrived the site early Saturday morning to work on the building.
“The new 206 Hotel under construction at Aghwana Avenue, Abraka , this morning collapsed after today’s heavy downpour. Four construction workers who had arrived early for the day’s job were trapped and later confirmed dead. Rescue efforts are still ongoing to see there are others trapped to be rescued,” a source who requested anonymity said.
“From what I gathered, the building fell between 5:30am and 6:00am and it could have been because of the heavy rains since yesterday. It is still under construction so any other reason could have still been responsible for the accident,” the source added.
When reached for confirmation and details, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, said there had been a building collapse, but said that the police command had not been informed of any death record.
“It is true there has been a building, a hotel still under construction. We have no record of death because from what we know for now, it is still under construction,” she said.