4 Killed, 36 Rescued from Collapsed Port Harcourt Building

Four persons have now been brought out dead from the rubbles of a seven-story building which collapsed on Friday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Emergency workers were however able to rescue thirty-six others with some of them seriously injured and one of them with an amputated hand.

Rescue workers say many are still trapped under the rubbles of the building and are working frantically to get them out as concerned residents and relatives wait anxiously to know their fate.

The seven-storey building which is located on Woji road in the Port Harcourt G.R.A. was under construction when it collapsed on Friday evening.

About 60 persons – mainly construction workers – were said to have been working on it when it collapsed, ChannelsTV writes.

One of the construction workers said he had just left the building when he heard a loud bang and turned around to discover what had happened.

He explained that there were many workers in the building when the incident occurred because they are usually paid for the week on Fridays.


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