UPDATE: One Dead, Four Others In Critical Condition In Collapsed Building In Delta

At least one person has been confirmed dead in the building that collapsed behind Officers Mess, Okwe, Oshimili south local government area of Delta State.

It was also learnt that four other persons including the landlord, a 79-year-old group Captain Sam Akhariwe, are in a critical condition in an undisclosed hospital in Asaba.

It was gathered on Saturday that the building carved in following a thunderstorm which affected the foundation of the building.

Sources who confirmed the situation to The Story, said the building has structural defects which made it to collapse as soon as the heavy rain came hard on it.

According to them, substandard construction materials were used while builders without civil engineering knowledge were used for he construction.

It was gathered that men of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and the Oshimili south local government Council chairman, Comrade Uche Osadebe, were all on ground on rescue mission.

It would be recall the The Story, had earlier reported a building Collapse in the afternoon.


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