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Eight story building in lmo collapses , scores of causalities recorded .


  • Njoku Macdonald Obinna

Owerri, Imo State .

Just like the fallen Biblical Tower of Babel , an eight storey building located at the Musa Yara’Dua Drive opposite Lords Chosen in the World Bank Area of Owerri , the lmo State capital , was said to have been under construction collapsed this Thursday, amidst fears of recorded causalities.

However , Rescue Operations led by the Nigerian Red Cross, 4thestatereporters.com gathered , are still ongoing and so far , about Twenty Five persons were trapped, Fifteen persons have been rescued from the rubble; while one person has unfortunately been reported dead.

Meanwhile , building experts have strongly advised Nigeria Society for Engineers and other regulatory bodies to always ensure that building contractors and projects supervisors comply strictly with the set standard of high rising buildings like; soil investigation,

geotechnical testing before foundation , standard building safety measures , location’s inherent realities , underfloor air distribution and supply of quality materials, apart from building plan and consultation with a reputable and registered building | construction firm .

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