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Abia Building Collapse: Death Toll Rises To Four As Rescue Efforts Continue

Channels Television  
Updated September 17, 2020

 

Four people have been confirmed dead following a building collapse at the Nnamdi Azikiwe road in Aba, the commercial centre of Abia State.

The three-storey building collapsed on Wednesday leaving many trapped and others injured. Four bodies were later pulled out of the rubble by emergency officials.

The body of a teenage body was removed from the rubble on Thursday while three other bodies were removed on Wednesday.

Other victims of the building collapse are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.

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According to the building authorities in the state, the building caved-in because it was built with substandard materials.

The owner of the building is said to be living abroad and the construction job is being handled by a contractor, who is currently at large.

Emergency services are still at the site, searching for more bodies believed to be trapped under the rubble.

 

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