By Onome Oghenetega
At least eight persons have been recorded injured in the Thursday’s building collapse in Asaba, Delta State capital.
NIGER DELTA TODAY Online reports that a section of the proposed 20-storey building which was under construction directly opposite the popular ShopRite in Asaba caved in during construction works.
The collapsed building said to be owned by popular businessman and Rain Oil Group founder, Gabriel Ogbechie.
The eyewitness who identified herself as Onyinye Okei said about eight persons sustained injuries and were rushed to the hospital by their colleagues.
The State Commissioner for Urban Speaking with newsmen after inspecting the building, the State Commissioner for Urban Renewal, Mr. Michael Anoka said the incident was as a result of building defect.
Anoka who said there was no casualty, noted that ” The Ministry is still investigating. The government is already taking measures and as you can see, the compound has been sealed. After our investigation, we will come up with a report of what happened here today.
“Everybody should be calm; the government has already started measures before this incident today. We are trying to put up a process that we will be able to avoid such situations.”