A four-storey building collapsed in Uyo, Akwa Ibom Stateleaving some people trapped in the rubble.
The incident happened at Iman Street, near Aka Road, Uyo.
The building was to be a six-story building. The contractors were on the fourth floor when it collapsed, PREMIUM TIMES has learned.
Local residents, who gathered around the scene of the collapsed structure, seemed unable to help the situation.
Some of them took to Facebook to post photos and videos of the incident. They called on authorities to act quickly to save lives.
In a Facebook live stream, a man said, “Wey my brother dey? How is my brother? (Where’s my brother?)
A woman, who has a fashion boutique nearby, said her boutique and other stores were destroyed by the impact.
Another man, who has a wine shop nearby, said three people may have been trapped in the rubble.
“From what I see here, it doesn’t look like the materials used for the construction of the building were correct,” said a popular Akwa Ibom radio presenter, Mc Governor, who was doing the live streams.
“Look at the rod, 8 mm, used in the construction of a six-storey building! Now lives have been lost.
The state fire department arrived on the scene around 7:50 p.m., but were unable to rescue those trapped.
“They (firefighters) were looking for an excavator,” Mc Governor told PREMIUM TIMES.
Many people were killed in Uyo in 2016 when a the church building collapsed.
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