At least four people have been confirmed dead and more are feared trapped after a building under construction collapsed in Aba, Abia state.
However, it was reported that the three-story uncompleted building on Azikiwe road in Aba has reportedly been a refuge for some homeless residents who take shelter there.
Unfortunately, the building collapsed early hours this morning, September 16, crushing its occupants.
Photos and videos from the scene show someone’s leg sticking out of the rubble as the rest of the person’s body remained hidden under the detritus.
An eyewitness said the “police, civil defense, and even road safety are on site but no perimeter set yet.”
He added that “half of the building” is still standing “but no guarantee it will remain to stand”.
Meanwhile, the cause of the collapse has been attributed to the use of substandard materials by the contractor.
Below is a video and more photos.
Watch the video below
Building under renovation collapse in aba, in the early hours of today.— Nwadike Valentine (@NwadikeV) September 16, 2020
Multiple fatalities feared.
A woman's leg a a kid's hand can seen. Both likely dead.
No emergency outfit yet on site#ababuildingcollapse pic.twitter.com/XleIKfpgqw
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