Building collapses in Delta State after thunderstorm

A storey-building has collapsed in Delta State after a huge thunderstorm struck on Saturday, September 12.

It was gathered that one person died while four others were injured.

The building located behind Police Officer Mess, in Okwe, Oshimili South area of the state collapsed on Saturday evening.

According to eye witnesses, the building was under construction when it collapsed and workers were at the site when the incident happened.

Speaking to the the Delta State Emergency Management Agency, Mr Daniel Okpor, he said the building collapsed as a result of structural defect.

He said, “We observed that there was a thunderstorm and that made the building to quickly collapse. The thunderstorm could be a part of it but the structural work is very poor.

“About five people were trapped, we have been able to rescue all of them, they are now receiving treatment at the hospital. Only one confirmed dead.”

The Council Chairman, Mr Uche Osedebe, aaded,”My observation here is that there is a structural defect and that led to the collapse of this building. People should always seek for professional and get building approval.

“Now, we have lost a live and those who are at the hospital, we don’t know whether they are going to survive.”

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