Monday, 14 August 2017

Governor Rochas Okorocha visits the sight of collapsed building in Owerri

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has warned against the use of non- professionals and substandard materials in the construction of buildings by builders,
stating that the non-engagement of
engineers and other related professionals and the use of inferior materials remain the major causes of building Collapse.

Governor Okorocha spoke on Sunday
August 13, when he visited the site of a collapsed upstair building at Fire Service Area of Owerri, adding that his government would look into the cause of the building regretting that before now few other houses had also collapsed.

The three- storey building collapsed, killing four persons on the spot while three out of the seven survivors were severely wounded.

Among the dead are 18 – month
old baby girl, Osinachi Nnabu, a three -year – old boy, Amara and two adults.

Two corps members and 40 – year -old man simply identified as Anoruo, who were trapped in the building when it collapsed are in coma and doctors at the police clinic, Owerri, battling to save their lives.

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