BY KALU EZIYI, Umuahia
Two persons were confirmed dead while five others got trapped after an ongoing three-storey building collapsed in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia state.
A survivor of the incident which occurred along Azikiwe Road, who was rescued immediately has been rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
Speaking to LEADERSHIP, a bystander, James Uche said he lives within the area, explaining that the incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday.
Uche, who maintained that more persons might still be trapped in the rubbled added that construction work was still ongoing on the building until late yesterday.
Reacting to the incident, the state commissioner Works, Mr. Bob Ogu confirmed the arrival of an excavator at the scene, expressing shock over it.
Similarly, his counterpart in the ministry of Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu in a statement expressed Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s concern over the incident.