Six persons were feared trapped on Wednesday under the rubble of a four-storey building that collapsed in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The incident happened on No. 7, Ezenwa Street, Onitsha. An eyewitness said eight persons were under the building when the four-storey building under construction caved in at about 1.45pm.
The source said those trapped were six labourers, including the site engineer. It was gathered that the building was owned by a lawyer.
The Divisional Police Officer for Onitsha Central Police Station, Ifeanyi Iburu, led a team of security operatives to the scene.
Other rescue teams were Red Cross officers and other security agencies.
Sympathizers and passersby also joined in the rescue mission.
Confirming the incident, the Chairman, Red Cross Society in Anambra State, Prof. Peter Katchy, said the rescued casualties had been rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
He said, “One of the persons rescued by Red Cross is in the intensive care unit at Holy Rosary Hospital Waterside, Onitsha; while another is at the General Hospital, Onitsha.
“Four are still trapped under the debris of the collapsed building, including the site engineer.
“The Excavator and an Earth Moving Vehicle have just arrived now.”