Building collapses, leaves one Seriously injured in Enugu

Building collapses, leaves one Seriously injured in Enugu

A four-storey building under construction at One-day in Agbani road, Enugu South Local Government Area of the State, has collapsed on Wednesday, leaving one person pretty injured.

This is coming barely three weeks after a three-storey building under construction had collapsed at Monarch Avenue in the same Enugu South Council Area of the state capital.
042Report have it that the building was located at Precious Junction by One-day Road, and it had 10 flats with five of the apartments haven already been occupied by tenants, a family of four, and four individuals.

It was gathered that the occupants had noticed a crack on the building on Tuesday morning and four of them left the house leaving some of their property behind, with fear the building might collapse any time.

However at about 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday the building collapsed and one of the occupants who was said to be working on the uncompleted apartments, identified as Simon was injured.

Eyewitnesses told 042report correspondent that the victim who was on the fourth floor when the building caved in, jumped out from the building and allegedly broke his spinal cord.

He was said to have been rushed to the hospital in the neighbourhood by the younger brother of the owner of the building who was said to be living in Lagos State.

The brother of the owner of the house whose name was given as Paul Onyeka was said to be the supervisor of the house.

Residents of the area were said to have attributed the incident to substandard materials and the use of quack engineer’s in the execution of the project.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident.

Amaraizu, said that investigation had commenced to unravel the cause of the collapse.

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