Workers escape death as the 5-story building falls in Ebonyi (pictures)

In Ngbabor, near Ebonyi State University’s Presco campus in Abakaliki, a five-story tower under construction has fallen.

On Tuesday, June 7 at around 2:00 p.m., construction workers reportedly dashed out of the building seconds before it fell.

According to a local, construction workers rushed out of the building as soon as it began to tremble before it fell.

During a news conference on Wednesday, June 8, Chris Anyanwu, the State Police Command’s spokesperson, confirmed the incident, claiming “no casualty was recorded.”

Meanwhile, government experts have inspected the fallen structure in order to discover the cause of the disaster. On the scene, there were also police officers and Ebubeagu operatives.

For their own safety, government officials warned locals in the neighborhood not to get any closer to the unfinished work.

See the pictures below,

A three-story building in Ebute Meta, Lagos, fell just a few months ago.

Many tenants were trapped when the Ebute Metta building on Ibadan Street collapsed around 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. The structure was deteriorated and strained, according to sources, before it finally caved in.

The structure had been sealed for demolition due to its deteriorating status, according to Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA.

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