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4 Homeless People Dead, Many Others Injured After An Uncompleted Building Collapsed In Abia

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According to reports, the said uncompleted building for several weeks became a refuge for some homeless residents who take shelter there. But unfortunately for them, the building came crushing on them.

Four people have reportedly died with many other trapped after a building under construction collapsed in Aba, Abia state.

According to reports, the said uncompleted building for several weeks became a refuge for some homeless residents who take shelter there.

But unfortunately for them, the building came crushing on them.

A bizzare image from the scene’s show someone’s leg sticking out of the rubble as the rest of the person’s body remained hidden under the debris.

 An  eyewitness account revealed that the “police, civil defense, and even road safety are on site but no perimeter set yet.”

 He added that “half of the building” is still standing “but no guarantee it will remain standing”.

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

In other news, Five persons died on the spot after the cars they were traveling in were involved in a head-on collision at Gomoa Adam near the Gomoa Anteadze on the Kasoa-Cape Coast highway in the Central Region.

The terrible incident happened after a Ford Transit with registration number GS 6031-20 rammed into a Toyota Hiace with registration number GR 5059-20.  According to an eyewitness, 14 people were badly injured as a result of the accident and five others died on the spot.

Seven persons are currently in very critical condition and have been rushed to the Apam Catholic Hospital for treatment.  One of the survivors of the accident in the Toyota Hiace, Issah Abubakar said boarded the car from Kasoa heading to Cape Coast, and upon reaching a section of the road, he saw the Ford Transit doing a wrongful overtaking on top speed.

There was an ongoing vehicle in the opposite lane and when he tried to dodge the oncoming vehicle it was too late. This subsequently resulted in a head-on collision with the car he was riding in. Apam District Fire Commander, Adolf Ankomah Nuamah who was at the scene described the accident as one of the most horrible he has witnessed.

Medical Superintendent of Apam Catholic Hospital, Dr. Paul Acha said, the seven people who were in critical condition have been stabilized. He noted that they need to be referred to a bigger hospital, however, no hospital is ready to admit them due to lack of space.

The bodies have been taken to the hospital for preservation and identification.

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