JUST IN: Four Persons Feared Trapped As 4-Storey Building Collapses In Anambra School

A four-storey building  belonging to Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) in Onitsha, Anambra state, under construction collapsed on Wednesday, June 12.

Sources say the building, which was near completion, collapsed around 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday and several people were reportedly trapped in the debris. 

Although no lives were lost, a source at the school expressed concerns that some of the trapped individuals might not survive.

The source also mentioned that the school had invested a significant amount of money in the construction of the building.

“The building started caving in from the last floor until it came down to the rubbles. 

“The failed structure did not pose any danger as the students’ hostel was far from the building site which saved the situation.

Confirming the incident, Director of Operations, DMGS Centenary, Chijioke Ojji, described it as an irretrievable situation, citing possibility of casualties. 

He, however, said efforts were ongoing to protect life and account for everyone around the collapsed building.

The Nation gathered that the school building was being erected by one of the billionaires in the state.

When contacted, the Anambra state chairman of COREN, Victor Meju, confirmed the collapse, while he said it could be a human error.

He said COREN would go back and conduct forensic analysis to actually determine the exact cause of the building collapse.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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