Many reportedly trapped as five storey building collapses in Anambra 

CITIZENS COMPASS —Many people were reportedly trapped in Anambra State on Sunday, March 10, 2024, when a five-storey building partially collapsed in the State.

The incident occurred at Garden Street Fegge, Onitsha area of the State. 

The Chairman, Anambra State Physical Planning Board, Chike Mmaduekwe, confirmed the incident just as he frowned at the development. 

He said no life was lost as the collapse was a partial one.

According to him, the building approval was for the construction of a three-storey building but the developer went contrary to the plan and raised it to five. 

The building was meant to serve as a commercial purpose upon completion.

At press time, an excavator had already been deployed to the site to commence evacuation of the rubbles and a possible rescue operation of any trapped victim.

Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, had warned developers to not only secure approvals from the relevant bodies before building but also to comply with terms of construction to avoid loss of lives and resources.

He had ordered all buildings erected without approvals in the state to be demolished and this collapsed building will not be an exception as repeated contravention notices were served to the developer who remained adamant.

The collapse occurred less than two weeks after a building collapse at the Oduigbo section of the Ochanja market, Onitsha. 


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