On Saturday morning, one dead person was pulled out of the rubble of a seven-storey building dead after the building collapsed on Friday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Twenty two people were also rescued with one of them badly injured with an amputated hand. Rescue operations were carried out by emergency workers and security agencies overnight. The rescue operators believe that more bodies are still buried under the rubble.
Efforts are currently on to clear the rubble as apparently voices are being heard from under the collapsed building.
The building which is located on Woji road in the Port Harcourt G.R.A. was apparently under construction when it collapsed around 4:30 pm on Friday. About 60 persons – mainly construction workers – were said to have been working on it when it collapsed.
One of the construction workers told reporters that he had just left the building when he heard a loud bang and turned around to discover what had happened. He explained that there were many workers in the building when the incident occurred because they are usually paid for the week on Fridays.