Four dead, many trapped in Aba building collapse


At least four people have died and more are feared trapped after a building under construction collapsed in Aba, Abia state.

The three-story uncompleted building on Azikiwe road, Aba had reportedly been a refuge for some homeless residents who usually pass the night there.

According to reports, the building collapsed in the wee hours of Wednesday morning crushing its inhabitants.

Reports from an eyewitness claim the police, civil defence, and road safety officials were on site but no perimeter was set as at the time of the incident.

The eye witness also added that half of the building is currently still standing.

The cause of the collapse has been attributed to the use of substandard materials by the building contractor.

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