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Anambra: Father, Two Sons Die In Collapsed Building

Rescue efforts at the scene of collapsed 3 storey building in Anambra. 

A man and his two children have been confirmed dead in a-three-storey building under construction in an Anambra community.

PM news reports that the incident occurred on Sunday at Egbu Umuenem, Otolo Nnewi community, Nnewi North Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The building collapsed at about 1.00pm, when the workers were said to be preparing to start plastering work.

Eyewitness account said that the deceased who had reported for the day’s job, died on the spot.

They were said to have been rushed to St. Felix Hospital, Nnewi, where they were confirmed dead.

Other workers, who were rescued from the rubbles, sustained varying degrees of injuries.

They were also said to have been taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

Chairman, Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Anambra Chapter, Mr Victor Meju, led some state officials of the council to the scene.

Addressing newsmen at the scene of the incident, Meju blamed the incident on poor foundation, concrete mixture and quality of materials as well as the non-approval by relevant regulatory authorities.

He said that the building would be sealed off and that the owner, Mr Chukwunafu Anamanjo, invited for questioning and investigation.

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