Family of 5 Survive Building Collapse in Anambra

In Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, a man and his four kids had their God to thank when a house nearly collapsed on them.

The house, it was gathered, was a two storey building where it served the dual purpose of being both an office complex and a residential apartment.

Mr. Augustine Ikeji, the father who stated that the debris of the collapse fell on him and his kids while they slept also noted that the building fell because of heavy rainfall.

“The debris fell on me and four of my children while we were sleeping in our room close to the collapsed portion of the building.

“Some of my property was destroyed while my kids sustained varying degrees of injury and were rushed to hospital.”

The Managing Director, Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, Amaechi Okwuosa , said the agency had sealed up the facility.

He said, “Though the owner may have gotten approval more than fifteen years ago, the structure was substandard.”

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