JUST IN: Four dead as building collapses in Delta


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Four persons were feared dead with many others suspected to be trapped under a building that collapsed Saturday morning in Abraka, Ethiope East council area of Delta state.
The building, a yet-to-be completed structure, identified as the new 206 Hotel, is located along Aghwana Avenue in Abraka.

It was gathered that the owner of the building had taken to his heels.
Although the cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained, it was gathered that it had been raining in Abraka since Friday evening.

It was also gathered that those trapped under the structure were some of the construction workers who arrived early for work.
“The new 206 Hotel under construction at Aghwana Avenue, Abraka , this morning collapsed after heavy downpour. Four construction workers who had arrived early for the day’s job were trapped and later confirmed dead. Rescue efforts are still ongoing to see there are others trapped to be rescued.

“From what I gathered, the building collasped between 5:30am and 6:00am and it could have been due to the heavy rains since Friday. It is still under construction so any other reason could have been responsible for the accident,” a resident of Abraka, who gave his name as O’tega said.

When reached for confirmation and details, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, said that the police command had not been informed of any death record.

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