Port Harcourt Building Collapse: Death Toll Rises To 15

Channels Television  
Updated December 9, 2018

More bodies have been recovered from the collapsed seven-storey building in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, bringing the death toll to 15.

The bodies were recovered over the weekend during excavation work by aid workers.

The workers have since continued the search to unearth persons or bodies from the rubbles of the building which collapsed on Friday, November 23

Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi during a condolence visit to Rivers State Governor Nysom Wike on Saturday expressed concern over the seeming lack of due diligence in the collapse of the building.

He described the incident as tragic and made a donation of N5 million to the families of the deceased.

Governor Wike in response said although those who died cannot be brought back to life, there must be a penalty for infractions in the approval processes.

The seven-storey building collapsed in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on November 23 leaving many persons trapped.

The structure which is located on Woji road in the Port Harcourt G.R.A. was under construction before the collapse.

Five persons were also brought out dead from the rubbles on Friday, November 23.

On Tuesday, November 27, seven persons were brought out dead from the rubbles while 38 others were rescued by emergency workers.