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Two-storey Building Collapses In Anambra Community, Six People Trapped

A two-storey building has reportedly collapsed in Aguleri-otu in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State.

It was gathered that six persons were trapped in the building said to be under construction.

An eyewitness, who blamed the incident on use of substandard materials, said it took the timely intervention of the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, who alerted other state agencies, including the Red Cross to rescue the trapped persons.

Reacting to the incident, a Director of the SEMA, Mr. Chukwudi Onyejekwe, said 6 persons were rescued while no life was lost.

On his part, the Chairman, State Material Testing and Laboratories, Ebosie Ezeoke, said the structure was constructed within two months, a development he said was totally unprofessional.

He, however revealed that the sample of the materials used for the building have been collected for technical analysis and further investigation.

It was gathered that the rescued victims had been taken to the hospital for proper medical attention.

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