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One Dead, Many Injured As Building Collapses In Delta

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A building collapse in Okwe, Oshimili South Local Government Area has left a man dead while four others sustained injuries.

It was gathered that the construction of the one- storey building located on Holy Mary road behind the Nigeria Police Officers Mess in the suburbs of Asaba commenced about two weeks ago.

Naija News reports that the one-storey building was originally a car park but remodelled and was already being roofed when it collapsed.

The structure was being built in a compacted space in the compound with two structures, an uncompleted decking and a bungalow where the owner resides.

Another structure at the decking level was also being built in the limited space.

Neighbours made frantic efforts to rescue those trapped in the rubbles with their bare hands and shovels before the arrival of two excavators.

The owner of the building, who was among those trapped, suffered severe head injuries.

He was rescued by the ring tone of his cellphone under a pile of rubbles as rescuers tried to know his exact location under the debris.

A survivor and carpenter working on the building, Mr Ike Ifenacho, said he was on the roof top doing the skeletal wood work on the building when he noticed the building was caving in and had to jump off .

He sustained minor injuries on his jaw and leg.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.