Three feared dead as stadium collapses in Delta State


Disaster struck the Ministry of Sports on Thursday as a section under construction at the Stephen Keshi International Stadium, Asaba, the Delta State capital collapsed.

The structure under construction ahead of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold at the stadium this year was recently inspected by the Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Sunday Dare.

Reacting to the development, the State Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, said no life was lost in the accident.

According to him, contrary to reports of loss of lives, only one person sustained minor injury and has since been treated while other workers have also returned to site.

“The unconfirmed reports of loss of life are not true and anybody saying the Stephen Keshi Stadium has come crashing down is also peddling the wrong information.

“As a matter of fact the Stadium is undergoing some renovation work ahead of the National Sports Festival.

Aniagwu said the accident was caused by misalignment of the crane by its operator, which led to the heavy duty equipment crashing on the wall of one of the floors.

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