Abia: Many feared dead in Abia as 3-storey building collapse

No fewer than five persons have reportedly died with many others trapped in a 3 storey building collapse incident in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State.

CheckupdateTv gathered that one person, who was rescued from the rumble, is receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

Sources informed the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday after torrential rain on Tuesday.

A source also said he passed through the area at about 6:30 pm on Tuesday and there was no sign of the building having any problem.

It was gathered the deceased and survivor were homeless residents that usually take refuge in the building still undergoing construction at night.

The cause of the collapse has been attributed to the use of substandard materials by the contractor.

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