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Four die in Owerri Building Collapse
Governor Rochas Okorocha

Four die in Owerri Building Collapse

Four persons were killed while three others sustained severe injuries in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Sunday following the collapse of a three-storey building.

The three injured persons were among the seven survivors in the tragedy.

Among those who perished in the building, which occurred on Egbu Road, opposite Fire Service, in the state capital, were a one-year and six months old girl, Osinachi Nnabu; a three-year-old boy, Amara, and two adults whose identities were yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing in this report.

The parents of Osinachi, Mrs. and Mrs. Dominic Nnabu, and one Sunday Uzohor survived the building collapse with minor injuries and were in stable conditions.

But two serving national youth corps members and a 40-year-old man, whose name was later given as Anoruo, were unconscious as medical doctors at the Police Clinic, Owerri, were said to be battling to save their lives.

While the male youth corps member was simply identified as Chinedu, the female corps member, whose name was yet to be given, was later revealed to be a Law graduate, undertaking her national service at Douglas Street area of the state capital.

Bose Salami, the officer in charge of the police clinic, confirmed to our correspondent that two children and two adults died in the incident.

She said that the two youth corps members and one Anoruo were being treated there.

Meanwhile, Governor Rochas Okorocha was at the scene were he commiserate with families of the dead and injured, promising to deal with those who’s negligence ┬áhad caused the disaster.

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