Building Collapse: Mother Dies, Baby Survives in Anambra


A six month old baby has been rescued from the ruins of a storey building which collapsed at Obosi near Onitsha on Sunday, September 20.

SP Haruna Mohammed, the spokesman of the police command in Anambra state confirmed the aforementioned and also stated that the baby’s mother died in the incident while many others sustained injuries.

He said the building has been enclosed with a cordon by the police and other security agencies while efforts are ongoing to rescue other victims suspected to have been trapped inside the building.

According to Mohammed, the one storey building which is located at Umuota village, Obosi town in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State collapsed around 4pm. As the time of filing this report, the identity of the deceased was yet to be ascertained.

He explained, “Scene was visited and cordoned off by the police attached to Obosi Division and other security agencies in order to prevent hoodlums from gaining advantage to loot, while effort is ongoing to rescue other victims suspected to have been trapped in the building.

“One person, a woman of about 40 years old, whose name is yet to be ascertained, was confirmed dead by a medical doctor and her baby is responding to treatment.”

He added that the corpse had been deposited at Edward’s mortuary for preservation.morgue, while an investigation was ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.