At least 11 persons have been trapped in a three storey building that collapsed in Nnewi, Anambra state.
The building which is located in Okpuno, Otolo, in Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state, belongs to one Collins Avoyi.
Confirming the news, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed said:
“A distress call was received from the vigilance group in Okpuno that a three-storey building belonging to one Mr Avoyi Collins collapsed at Okpuno Otolo in Nnewi LGA of Anambra State.
“Police Patrol teams led by the Area Commander Nnewi, Nnanna Ama, rushed to the scene and cordoned off the Area to prevent looters from taking advantage of the situation to steal.
“Volunteers were also mobilised for the rescue of trapped victims including 11 foreign masons from the Republic of Togo.
“So far, nine of them were rescued alive from the collapsed building while efforts are ongoing to rescue two others who are still trapped.
“The rescued victims were rushed to the Community Health Centre Okpuno for medical attention and investigation is ongoing to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident”.