How 11 Togolese were trapped in Nnewi collapsed building *Police seal off scene

By Editor on 19/10/2018

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Police in Anambra, have come out with some details of how some 11 nationals of Togo, working as artisans in Anambra State, were trapped in a three storey building, which collapsed, while still under construction.

The building, located in Okpuno, Otolo Nnewi, in Nnewi North Local Government Area of the Anambra state was said to belong to one Mr. Collins Avoyi, according to Muhammed Haruna, spokesman of the police in the state.

Haruna, who confirmed the sad incident, said at about Thursday evening, nine of the trapped persons had already been rescued and taken to hospital while effort was on to get the remaining two out of the rubbles, adding that the trapped workers were mainly masons from the neighbouring country.

“A three storey building belonging to one Mr Avoyi Collins ‘m’ collapsed at Okpuno Otolo in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra.

“Police Patrol rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent looters from taking advantage of the situation to steal.

“So far, nine of them were rescued alive from the collapsed building while efforts are ongoing to rescue two others who are still trapped inside the debris.

“Meanwhile, the rescued victims were rushed to the Community Health Center, Okpuno for medical attention and investigation is ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.”





Posted on October, 19 2018

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