Thursday 12 September 2019

Three-storey under construction collapses in Enugu

A three-storey building under construction has collapsed at Monarch Avenue in

Independent Layout, Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State.

It was gathered that the building which is located behind Catherine Lodge was said to have collapsed on Wednesday night.

There were no casualties reported according to sources.

When The PUNCH visited the site on Thursday, some residents of the area attributed the incident to substandard materials and the use of quack engineer’s in the execution of the project.

A resident who gave his name as Clifford Eze told our correspondent that there was no casualty adding that block work had already been completed and the building was about to be roofed when it suddenly collapsed on Thursday around 8:30 p.m.

When contacted on the telephone, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident. He confirmed that no casualty was recorded.

Amaraizu, a Superintendent of Police said that investigation had commenced to investigation to unravel the cause of the collapse.

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