Building Collapse, kills 4 in Imo

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Another building collapse was recorded in Owerri Sunday as two- storey building went dawn killing four occupants along Fire Service/Mbaise Road.

However there were five other occupants of the building that were rescued with various degrees of injuries.

According to the Coordinator of Owerri Operations, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Evans Ugoh, the rescue operation is ongoing.

“We have been able to rescue five people while four have been confirmed dead, but we are still on to see if there are others trapped in the building,” he said.

Governor Rochas Okorocha, who later visited the scene said, “This is very sad.”

“I will take drastic measures to checkmate sub-standard buildings in this state, regardless of who is involved,” he said.

The governor also assured that the state government would take care of the medical bills of the victims recuperating in the hospital.

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