In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 21st, September, 2020

Tragedy As Nursing Mom Dies After Constructing Collapsed On Her In Anambra, Others Trapped

Tragedy As Nursing Mother Dies After Building Collapsed On Her In Anambra, Others Trapped

Building collapses in anambra

Constructing collapse


A nursing mom has been confirmed lifeless after a constructing collapsed on her and others in Obosi, close to Onitsha, Anambra State, on Sunday.


Her 6-month-old child was nevertheless rescued.


Many are suspected to be trapped beneath the rubble, whereas some had been rescued with various levels of damage.


The identify of the deceased couldn’t be ascertained as of press time.


An eyewitness instructed Punch that the one-storey constructing collapsed round 4pm, killing the lady immediately, whereas a number of others sustained various levels of damage.


“We nonetheless suspect that many are trapped within the rubble. The girl died immediately, whereas her child was rescued alive,” the eyewitness stated.


The Police Public Relations Officer within the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident.


He stated the corpse of the deceased had been deposited in a morgue, whereas investigation was ongoing to determine the reason for the collapse.


Mohammed stated the positioning had been cordoned off by the police and different safety businesses, whereas efforts had been ongoing to rescue different victims believed to have been trapped contained in the constructing.


He stated, “On Sunday, a one-storey constructing all of the sudden collapsed at Umuota village, Obosi city, within the Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.

“The scene was visited and cordoned off by policemen connected to the Obosi Division and different safety businesses with the intention to stop hoodlums from taking benefit to loot, whereas effort is ongoing to rescue different victims suspected to have been trapped within the constructing.


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“One individual, a lady of about 40 years previous, whose identify has but to be ascertained, was pronounced lifeless by a medical physician and her child is responding to remedy.

“The corpse was deposited within the St. Edward’s Mortuary for preservation. The case is beneath investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

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