Two Rescued After Three-Storey Building Collapses at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital


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A three-story building under construction inside Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, collapsed on Tuesday evening, June 18, leaving people trapped. Two persons who were working inside the building when it collapsed, reportedly got trapped.


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One of the workers was first rescued and taken to the hospital where he is currently receiving medical attention. A rescue team involving engineers and officials of the State Ministry of Works, Capital Territory Development Authority, and security agencies battled to rescue the second victim.


He looked weak and exhausted when eventually rescued and was rushed to the hospital for medical attention. The collapse of the building came four days after a three-story hotel building under construction also collapsed at Eduna Street along Hatchery Road in Abakiliki.

“Only one person, who is dumb was trapped inside and he is still there. One other who was rescued has been rushed to hospital.

“The building didn’t give any sign that it was about to collapse. I was lucky because my tools were inside. I just said let me wash my hands here before I go inside the building to collect my tools,” he said.

Rescue workers were still trying to rescue the trapped laborer.



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