3 dead as Multiple 4 storey buildings collapse in Oko


www.odogwublog.com reports that there was confusion Tuesday morning when multiple 4 storey building numbering three collapsed at Okeani village, Oko community near Federal Polytechnic Oko, killing three labourers, allegedly trapping others.

The private buildings owned by an Oko indigene based in Europe collapsed at about 2 am Monday night preceding a heavy down pour on Monday afternoon by 4 pm that lasted for hours.

As at press time, the police from Ajali , and Oko police stations led by the DPO mobilized officials in two Hilux vans while officials of Anambra Town Planning and the Building materials Laboratory  officials whose work was to test materials to be used for the construction were handy on rescue mission while excavators were at the site since 6 am to 12 Noon before another round of rains.

The contract from Umunnachi reported the incident to the police and disappeared as he was still hunted for as at press time.

An Eye witness , Ernest Nwosu from Oko lamented the attitude of the police who prevented people from taking shots of the scene and even arrested those who did until they deleted the photos they took.

He was shocked at that attitude of the police even as he reminded that building collapse has occurred in the community for four times including a three storey building by a private developer which collapsed about May 23 this year at Nwagu village Oko near the permanent site of the Polytechnic and the Public Administration building of the Polytechnic collapsed  July 18th  also this year as well as another before this collapse.

                                          Efforts to speak with the PPRO Nkiruka Nwode was not successful as her phones were not connecting as at the time of going to the press even as a police source in the office of the CP Sam Okuala confirmed the incident.
3 dead as Multiple 4 storey buildings collapse in Oko 3 dead as Multiple 4 storey buildings collapse in Oko Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Rating: 5

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