Three-storey building, prison fence collapse in Onitsha
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Three-storey building, prison fence collapse in Onitsha

A three-storey building on Wednesday collapsed at No. 22 Nkisi Aroli Street, Onitsha, Anambra State.

The building said to belong to one Chukwuma Njeka, reportedly collapsed following a heavy downpour.

It was gathered that although no casualty was recorded, property of value yet to be ascertained were reportedly damaged in the calamity.

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Similarly, the rear fence of the Onitsha prison also collapsed on Wednesday at about 6:30 am following heavy downpour.

No casualty was said to have been recorded, neither did inmates escape from the facility as a result of the collapsed.

The Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed both incidents, saying the scene was cordoned off by the Police to prevent looters from taking advantage of the collapse, while the debris were also being cleared.

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He said the Commissioner of Police, John Abang had ordered for immediate deployment of Police personnel to secure the area.

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