5 die, many injured in building collapse in Abia



At the least five people have reportedly lost their lives as a building collapsed in Aba, Abia state.

According to The Nation, one person who was rescued from the rubble is receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital. Sources disclosed that the sad incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, September 16, after torrential rain on Tuesday.

Going by the reports, those who lost their lives and survivors were homeless residents that usually take refuge in the building still undergoing construction at night.

The cause of the collapse has been attributed to the use of substandard materials by the contractor.