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A father and two sons have been confirmed dead in the Anambra building collapse.



When reached for comment on the disaster, a spokesman for the state Police Command stated that the command had not yet received information regarding the occurrence.

At least three people were killed when a three-story structure under construction in Anambra village collapsed on Sunday.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the event occurred at

Egbu Umuenem is a community in the state’s Nnewi North Local Government Area (LGA).

The structure collapsed around 1pm, when workmen were thought to be prepared to begin plastering work.

According to eyewitness accounts, the deceased, who included a man and his two children and were claimed to have arrived for the day’s work, perished on the spot.

They were taken to St. Felix Hospital in Nnewi, where they were pronounced dead.

NAN also learned that other workers who were rescued from the rubbles were injured to varied degrees.

They were also allegedly brought to a hospital for medical care.

Victor Meju, Chairman of the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), brought some state council officials to the scene.

Addressing reporters at the scene, Meju blamed the tragedy on a poor foundation, concrete mixture, and material quality, as well as a lack of approval by key regulatory bodies.

He stated that the building will be sealed and the owner, Chukwunafu Anamanjo, would be summoned for questioning and investigation.

Chris Obiora, the Transition Committee Chairman of Nnewi North LGA, also urged residents to always hire certified engineers and other appropriate building workers for their construction projects.

Monitoring teams, according to Obiora, are also vital in ensuring that builders adhere to specified criteria.

When asked for comment on the disaster, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga of the state Police Command claimed the command has yet to get information regarding the occurrence.

“I don’t have any information on it yet, but I will escalate it to the Divisional Police Officer in the area for any necessary action,” Ikenga said.

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