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One killed, 4 rescued in Onitsha building collapse

One killed, 4 rescued in Onitsha building collapse - three persons, the site engineer, the rescue mission, still trapped, rescued, Onitsha, one, four persons

By Phil Okose, Onits

have been alive, confirmed dead while three others in the debris of a four-storey building which collapsed at No. 7 Ezenwa St., in Anambra on Wednesday.

The incident reportedly occurred at about 2pm. An eye witness said those trapped were workers and .

“They were working at the site when suddenly, we heard loud sound which happened to be the building that collapsed. People came to rescue the but others are still buried in the debris,” the source said, urging the state government to come with heavy equipment to rescue others.

The Divisional Police Officer for Central Police Station, Mr. Ifeanyi Iburu, led a team of security operatives to assist on . He disclosed that he had called the chairman of North local government area and others to know how to rescue the trapped victims.

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He said, “What is needed here is something like excavator or bulldozer. It needs machines to raise the wreckages”.

Orient Daily reports that personnel of the Nigerian Red Cross, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, as well as sympathisers were on ground for .

Confirming the incident, the state chairman, Nigerian Red Cross Society, Prof. Peter Katchy, said the victims had been rushed to hospital for medical attention.

of the persons rescued by Red Cross is at the intensive care unit of the Holy Rosary Hospital, Waterside, Onitsha, while another is at General Hospital Onitsha. Four are under the debris of the collapsed building, including ,” he said.

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He noted that an excavator and some earth moving vehicles were expected to assist in the rescue mission.

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