Three-storey building partially collapses in Abia | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

21/06/2022 11:26:00 AM

Three-storey building partially collapses in Abia | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Three-storey building partially collapses in Abia | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Following the partial collapse of a three- storey building on Sunday morning at Ahiaeke, along Ikot Ekpene road near Umuahia, Abia State capital, residents have expressed fear and shock.

Town planner tasks developers on compliance with regulationsAlthough no human casualty was reported, residents feared that there might be someone trapped in the rubble. The Guardian learnt that the building collapsed after a heavy rainfall, which hindered visibility and movement, while an attachment to the building, where the owner resides was mostly affected.

It was also learnt that the collapsed part was said to be under construction but was believed to be of substandard quality, especially the rods.A source said the owner of the building is from the neighbouring Ikwuano Local Council and resides outside the country. The source said the entire building had been under construction over the years and “has been beaten by the sun and the rains.”

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