Abia Building Collapse Leaves Five Dead


No fewer than five persons have been killed after a 3 storey building collapsed in Aba, Abia State.

One person, who was rescued from the rubble of the collapse, is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

According to eyewitnesses, the building collapsed in the early hours of Wednesday after heavy rainfall on Tuesday.

It was gathered the deceased and survivor were homeless residents that usually take refuge in the building still undergoing construction at night.

Government agencies including the Abia State Emergency Agency and the police were at the scene of the incident.

Sources have attributed the collapse to the use of substandard materials by the building contractor.