3 injured as building collapses in Port Harcourt 

Three persons were injured when a two-storey building caved in along Okilton Drive in Ada George of Port Harcourt on Thursday morning.

It was learnt that some of the workers at the site were trapped in the building which was under construction.

According to an eyewitness, one Tonye, a loud sound was heard about the break of dawn, which frightened residents.

He said the cause of the collapse could not be immediately ascertained, but added that some of the workers on the site were living in the building.

“What we saw was that the three persons rescued this morning were still alive and they were taken to the hospital.

“We are aware that the POP people and the tilers working in the building also live inside the building. Right now we don’t know whether there are other casualties,” he said.

A female resident also said when they approached the scene of the incident, they saw a man crawling out of the building and people quickly rescued him.

“Some workers said they noticed some cracks in the building and asked their co-workers who were in the last building to go out but they didn’t hear because they were playing loud music.

“After that time the building started shaking, so the ones downstairs ran away.

“The next thing the building started collapsing. We just pray that those injured survive,” she said.

As of the time of filing this report, the State Commissioner for Special Duties, Emeka Woke, had visited the scene, promising that the state government would investigate the cause of the building collapse.