Two Trapped As Three Storey Building Collapses In Ebonyi


A three storey building under construction in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State collapsed on Tuesday with two persons trapped. 

The building allegedly belongs to a member of the Ebonyi Assembly

The collapsed building is located near the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

At least one person was  still trapped inside the collapsed building as of the time of filing this report while one rescued person was rushed to the emergency unit of the Federal Teaching hospital Abakaliki.

One of the labourers, who escaped from the collapsed building, told reporters he escaped because he went to wash his hand.

“I was loading a bag of stones and the owner of the house was here with me, telling me to park it very well. He has finished paying us. 

“Only one person, who is dumb was trapped inside and he is still there. One other who was rescued has been rushed to hospital.

“The building didn’t give any sign that it is about to collapse. I was lucky because my tools were inside. I just said let me wash my hands here before I will go inside the building to collect my tools,” he stated.

Rescue workers were still trying to rescue the trapped labourer. 


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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