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Labourer trapped as 3-storey building collapses in Ebonyi

Rescue teams were able to remove one person from the collapsed site and rushed him to the hospital for medical treatment...

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Labourer trapped as 3-storey building collapses in Ebonyi

Story from Usman UMAR

A three-storey building under construction has on Tuesday evening collapsed in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, trapping one person inside.

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

Rescue teams were able to remove one person from the collapsed site and rushed him to the hospital for medical treatment.

One of the labourers, who escaped from the collapsed building, narrated that he escaped because he went to wash his hands.

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

Channels Television gathered that only one person with hearing disability was trapped inside and he is still there as of the time of filling this report. One other who was rescued has been rushed to the hospital.

“The building did not give any sign that it was 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,” the worker stated.

Ebonyi Police spokesperson DSP Joshua Ukandu via chat, confirmed that men of the operatives and officials from the state Ministry of Works and Capital Development authority workers, are still on ground, trying to rescue the trapped labourer.

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