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Many dead as 3-story building collapses in Delta

many persons have been feared dead while many others were trapped following the collapse of a 3-story building at Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

The building which is under construction and meant to be used as a hotel is located along the Aghwana avenue area of Abraka.

According to an eyewitness, the building popularly referred to as 2016 Hotel, came down at about 5:30 A.M during an early morning downpour, on Saturday.

He said that four workers who had arrived early for the day’s job were trapped and feared dead.

Though the cause of the collapse could not be ascertained, as at the time of filing this report, rescue efforts where ongoing while men of the Abraka Police Division and other sister agencies had been deployed to the scene of the incident to ensure smooth enforcement of the exercise.

Contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya while confirming the incident, disclosed that the command is yet to receive any confirmation of death as a result of the incident.

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