A major tragedy has hit Owerri, the state capital of Imo state as a three-storey building beside popular Newton hotel located along the Umuguma hospital road still under construction collapsed in the early hours of today. The building collapsed around 12am with the sound heard as far as control post round-about and the vibration from the resulting collapse shaking nearby houses. The collapse was so bad that the building didn’t just collapse but most of the building sank into the ground.
Ifeanyicy.com reliably gathered that the uncompleted collapsed building which was at the roofing stage was under the supervision of a white man whose exact nationality could not be ascertained immediately.
Though we cannot exactly ascertain the number of lives lost, we can authoritatively reveal that most of the workers usually slept in the site at the end of each days work.
The site has already been sealed off by the Imo state government. We call on the relevant authorities to be pro-active to prevent such disasters in the future.