Building collapses and kills child in Onitsha

Building collapses and kills child in Onitsha

Tragedy as a yet-to-be identified child reportedly died after a portion of a building in Onitsha collapsed on her.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the building is located at No. 47 Modebe Street, Onitsha, Anambra state.

According to the report, the portion that collapsed on the child is the lintel attachment to an existing structure.

Officials of the State Physical Planning Board led by the Acting General Manager, Mr Nwabufo Anene and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Monitoring & Supervision on Lands and Physical Planning, Mrs Joy Nneli, visited the site.

They sealed it and marked it for demolition following the child's death.

Executive Chairman of the Board, Barrister Chike Maduekwe declared that such illegality cannot be allowed to exist in the State, stressing that the building will be demolished soon in line with government stipulated laws on controlled development.

The developer has since been arrested by the police to be prosecuted for manslaughter.

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Building collapses and kills child in Onitsha

Building collapses and kills child in Onitsha

Building collapses and kills child in Onitsha

Building collapses and kills child in Onitsha

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