Three-storey building collapses in Enugu

A three-storey building under construction has collapsed in the Enugu metropolis, Enugu State.

The building on Ezeluike Street, Olympic Layout, off One Day Street, Agbani Road, Awkunanaw, in the Enugu South Local Government Area of the state, collapsed on Sunday around 8.20pm.

Although no casualty was recorded, Punch Metro gathered that the collapsed structure had been marked for demolition by the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority since November 2019 due to its non-approval.

An official of the ECTDA, who gave his name as Levi Obi, told our correspondent that the agency did not issue approval for the building, adding that the structure, among other property, would have been demolished last week, but action was suspended due to the lockdown order to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Officials of the ECTDA, the Federal Road Safety Commission and the Enugu State Fire Service were quickly mobilised to the scene for rescue operations.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, could not confirm the incident as of the time of filing this report.

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