Building Collapses in Umuahia, Abia State
A three storey residential building has collapsed in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.
This happened at No 86 Nkwere Street, Off Umuchi Road in Umuahia North LGA.
Although no life was lost, the occupants have reported that they had lost huge amount of valuables due to the fall of the buiding and has also left many stranded, handicapped and homeless.
People who talked about the fall of the building blamed the contractor for using poor and substandard materials for building the apartment.
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According to one of the occupants, when they woke up the next morning they noticed that the pillar had some cracks while the iron used in erecting the pillar had already bent.
The tenant added that due to the faultiness of the the pillar they had to go round the building which they discovered that some parts had started carving into the ground.
The tenant said they were alarmed and immediately the began moving some of their valuable properties outside their flats.
According to him some tenants were unable to move all their properties before the collapsing of the building.
He said even though the situation has left them homeless they were still grateful to God that no lives were lost.
He appealed to the state government to see to their aids as they now face uncertainty of funds to rent a new apartment in the face of the ongoing pandemic