Three feared dead as two-storey building collapses in Rivers state

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A building under construction along Isi Ewu road, Nbodo Community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, collaped on Saturday, February 4, leaving at least three persons who were labourers at the site dead.

The workers were on site at the two-storey building when it caved in on Saturday evening leaving many of them injured and three feared dead.

The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Rivers State Command, Olufemi Ayodele, who confirmed the incident, said preliminary investigation revealed that the rods, pillars and blocks used in the construction of the two-storey building were far below the required specifications.

It is high time Nigerians began to take responsibility for their actions most especially when life of humans are involved. The collapse of the two-storey building at Aluu in Ikwerre Local Government Area could have actually been avoided if standardised materials and right specifications were used. Owners of buildings and landlords are hereby advised to be wary of desperate and quack building contractors who cares only about their pockets and not the lives of innocent people.

The Rivers State Commandant lauded the Chairman Ikwerre Local Government Area, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike for mobilising three pay loaders and providing the necessary logistics. That effort enhanced the rescuing of the victims and recovery of three corpses during a joint rescue operations by NSCDC, National Emergency Management Agency, other security agencies and well-meaning people who worked tirelessly to savage the situation.