The three-story uncompleted building on Azikiwe road in Aba has reportedly been a refuge for some homeless residents who take shelter there.
Unfortunately, the building collapsed in the wee hours of this morning, September 16, crushing its inhabitants.
Photos and videos from the scene show someone’s leg sticking out of the rubble as the rest of the person’s body remained hidden under the debris.
An eyewitness said the “police, civil defense, and even road safety are on site but no perimeter set yet.”
He added that “half of the building” is still standing “but no guarantee it will remain standing”.
According to reports, the cause of the collapse has been attributed to the use of substandard materials by the contractor
Below is a video and more photos.