Imo Building Collapse: Death Toll Rises To 15

Loss of life in the structure breakdown along Yar’Adua Drive in Owerri has ascended to 15, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The most recent setback figure was given by Mr Evans Ugoh, Head of the Imo/Abia State Operations Office of the National Emergency Management Agency.

He talked in a meeting with a NAN journalist on Friday in Owerri as salvage endeavors proceed at the site of the structure breakdown.

On April 30, an eight story working under development, fallen, executing two people, while eight others were saved and raced to Federal Medical Center, Owerri.

Salvage administrators looking for casualties pulled out five dead bodies from the flotsam and jetsam of the structure on Friday, while the eight individuals taken to medical clinic were later affirmed dead, bringing the complete loss figure to 15.

“As should be obvious, we are as yet working, fiasco supervisors are on ground directing inquiry and salvage.

“We have uncovered five dead bodies today. I accept that more individuals are as yet caught however we won’t surrender,” said Ugoh.

In the mean time, the Chairman of Owerri Capital Development Authority, Mr Innocent Ikpamezie, has accused the breakdown for poor building work.

Ikpamezie made the exposure in a radio program on Friday, where he broke down the reason for the breakdown.

He said that numerous temporary workers were prone to damage building rules, which as indicated by him, frequently results to building breakdown. (NAN)

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