A five storey building under construction at number 3 Prince Maris Avenue, Mgbabor Street in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State has collapsed, to the amazement of residents of the area, so far, no casualty has been recorded.
It was gathered that the building caved in on Tuesday evening after a heavy downpour earlier in the day.
The site is located directly opposite Prince Maris hostel, behind the Presco Campus of Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. When visited by VANGUARD the scene of the incident, Sympathizers, including government officials were seen inspecting the colapsed building in order to ascertain the cause of the incident.
A Team of Police officers and Ebubeagu operatives were on ground to cordonoff the collapsed building to avoid any form of casualty. According to a member of the community, who didn’t want her name in print, said the building collapsed around 2pm on Tuesday afternoon.
She further stated that the labourers working at the site , ran away immediately the building started vibrating and eventually collapsed.
Government Officials warn the people from the area not to go closer to the remaining Uncompleted building for the sake of their safety. Because one of the twin buildings was still standing while a part of it was what collapsed