Two Storey Building Collapses In Aba, No Life Lost 

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Two Storey Building Collapses In Aba, No Life Lost 
Two Storey Building Collapses In Aba, No Life Lost 

Two storey building undergoing construction in Aba North local government area, in the heart of the commercial nerve of Abia State has collapsed.

 

The building located at Akubuiro behind St John’s Anglican Church, Osusu was said to have collapsed Friday night.

 

Our correspondent who visited the scene reports that there was no loss of life as the workers on site were said to have left the building few hours before the collapse.

Two Storey Building Collapses In Aba, No Life Lost 
Two Storey Building Collapses In Aba, No Life Lost

A resident of the area that lives beside the collapsed building who spoke anonymously said that they were inside the house, about 8pm when they heard a noise and crashing of what they later discovered to be the Bamboo tree mounted for scaffolding and debris from the collapsed building that failed into their compound.

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The source said that they came out to meet the building partially collapsed.

Two Storey Building Collapses In Aba, No Life Lost 
Two Storey Building Collapses In Aba, No Life Lost

According to the source, all the workers on site had already left the site before the collapse.

 

Another source who have his name as Chikwado disclosed that the owner of the building which has advanced to roofing stage, was at the site to monitor progress of work and interacted with the site engineer, few hours before the building collapsed.

 

“It’s a two storey building. The building has warehouse under it. They just finished carpentry work to commence the casting of the concrete facial(parapets) before the building went down.

 

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“From what we have seen, it appears that the contractor didn’t use quality materials in doing the job. Look at the block and iron(rod), they appear to be substandard.”

Two Storey Building Collapses In Aba, No Life Lost 
Two Storey Building Collapses In Aba, No Life Lost

Our correspondent reports that officials of the Aba South Town Planning Authority had already sealed off the place to wade off people from having access to the construction site.

 

According to an official of the Town Planning Authority who spoke anonymously as he was not authorised to speak officially on the incident, told our correspondent at the scene of the building collapse that they have commenced invitation to ascertain the root cause of the building collapse with the help the their engineers.

 

The Town Planning official who noted that the use substandard materials, natural disaster and among other factors could lead to the collapse of the building.

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The source who is a senior staff the Aba South Town Planning Authority disclosed that they have notified the neighbours to vacate from their homes as they would soon commence demolition of the remaining part of the building which the source said was no longer fit for construction work to continue going on or inhabited my any human being.

 


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The collapse of the two storey building is coming about one month a three storey building undergoing construction in Ugwunagbo local government area of the collapsed, killing five construction workers on site.

Two Storey Building Collapses In Aba, No Life Lost 
Two Storey Building Collapses In Aba, No Life Lost

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