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Mysterious : Building Comes Crashing Down In Anambra, 11 People Feared Trapped (Photo)



A building has come crashing down in a community in Anambra state, reportedly trapping as many as eleven people.

Punch Metro reports that at least eleven persons are feared trapped in a building that collapsed at Okpuno, in the Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday night.

According to a source, some of the persons trapped are masons from Ghana and Togo.

When Punch Metro visited the scene, rescue workers and security agents were seen at work.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the story, stating that it happened on Wednesday.

He said nine out of the trapped persons were rescued alive while rescue workers were working to rescue the others still trapped.

He said, ”A distress call was received from the vigilante group in Okpuno that a three storey building belonging to one Mr Avoyi Collins collapsed at Okpuno Otolo in Nnewi LGA of Anambra State.

“Police Patrol teams led by the Area Commander Nnewi, Nnanna Ama, rushed to the Scene and cordoned off the Area to prevent looters from taking advantage of the situation to steal.

“Volunteers were also mobilised for the rescue of trapped victims including 11 foreign masons from the Republic of Togo.

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“So far, nine of them were rescued alive from the collapsed building while efforts are ongoing to rescue two others who are still trapped.

“The rescued victims were rushed to the Community Health Center Okpuno for medical attention and investigation is ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident”.

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