Workers Escape Death As Story Building Collapse In Anambra

About 11 workers on Monday morning escaped death as a four-story building, still under construction, collapsed in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state, near Onitsha.

It was gathered that the building caved in at about 7 am, when the workers were just about getting to the site to resume work for the day.

A resident of the area, who did not state his name, was overheard telling sympathisers, who gathered at the scene of the collapsed structure, that the building was earlier planned to be a two-story, before the owner later decided to add two floors to it.

The resident said that the addition of the floors may have been responsible for the collapse as the foundation was not meant to carry such weight.

He also said there were cracks in the building prior to the introduction of the additional floors.

Another resident, who gave her name as Obiageli, described the soil texture of the area as soft and easily washed away by rain.

“People hardly build such multi-storied building here. What is common here are two-story buildings. Besides, the building has been under the rain and sun for years which was enough to weaken the foundation,” she said.

Reacting, the Chairman of the Landlord Associations in the area, Chief Chuka Chukwudebelu, blamed the collapse on the use of substandard materials.

“We suspect that it may be due to use of inferior materials. The landlord was not in a hurry in the building, probably because of inadequate funds.

“His style has been whenever he got money, he committed it to the building. We really sympathise with him.”

Chukwudebelu said it was not likely that any of the workers were trapped as they were just arriving when the incident happened. He, however, regretted that concerned authorities were yet to bring excavators to remove the debris to confirm if bodies were trapped in the building.

“But I don’t think anyone was trapped since it is an uncompleted building and the workers had not come to work by the time it happened,” he said.

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