One person died when a three-storey building collapsed at Old Express of the Sameck crossing at Faulksweg in Aba, Abia State on Wednesday.
The incident followed the collapse of another unfinished three-storey building at Park Road in the east following a massive rain that destroyed havocs in Aba and Umuahia, the capital.
While the incident at park road was attributed to the use of inferior materials by the contractor, it came together. The building at Old Express has collapsed into the ground due to the persistent waterlog which has weakened its foundation.
Efforts were still underway during the submission of the report to save one of the prisoners in the debris.
The trapped resident said he had called his relatives to inform them that he was under Old Express’s convoluted structure.
Some of the workers at Parkweg at the time of the incident said they sustained small injuries, but were taken to hospitals where they received medical attention.