Few days after a building collapsed in Nigeria’s FCT, Abuja, another tragic incident has occurred in Anambra Market, leaving many injured.

Tragedy Strikes: Two-Storey Building Collapses In Anambra Market

A two-storey building still under construction and housing traders and shop owners collapsed at the Eke Amawbia market in Awka, the capital of Anambra State.

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It occurred on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

Although the casualty figure has not been officially ascertained, it was gathered that lives might have been lost in the incident and many are feared trapped under the rubble.

Cause Of Building Collapse 

Eyewitnesses said the incident happened at about noon, creating panic among some of the traders and residents in the area.

The eyewitnesses said the two-storey building suddenly crumbled, burying numerous traders beneath the debris.

As of the time of filing this report, one person had been rescued and rushed to Amawbia Maternity Home for urgent medical attention, but many more are believed to be trapped inside the wreckage.

Some police officers have arrived at the scene to coordinate rescue efforts and maintain order.

Traders who witnessed the collapse blamed the disaster on substandard engineering work.

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they claim that the building’s structural integrity had been compromised.

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The Rescue

While some others blamed the collapse on the persistent rainfall since last week.

The spokesman for the state police command, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the development when contacted.

Two victims have been rescued and rescue operations are still ongoing, the police said.

Meanwhile, emergency responders are working to search for survivors amidst the rubble.

Our correspondent reports that the atmosphere at the market is tense, with onlookers anxiously waiting for news of the rescue of the people feared trapped in the building.

The incident has sent panic to the community, with many calling for an investigation into the cause of the collapse.

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