No less than eight persons were on Thursday reportedly injured after a section of a multiple storey building currently under construction collapsed in Asaba, Delta State.
The building that was situated opposite ShopRite in the state capital, caved in at about 5p.m yesterday when workers were working on the site.
Eyewitness accounts said people within the area heard a heavy sound following the collapse of the building.
“Eight persons sustained injuries and were rushed to the hospital by their colleagues,” an eyewitness, Onyinye Okei said.
The State Commissioner for Urban Renewal, Mr. Michael Anoka told reporters that the incident was as a result of building defects.
“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,” he said.