7-Storey Building Under Construction Collapses in Port Harcourt (VIDEO)

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A seven Storey building under construction, belonging to Swiss International Hotel , has collapsed in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers state.

The building which is situated along  Woji Road in GRA phase II of the city collapsed Friday trapping construction workers. Rescue workers say about eleven workers were rescued alive while the number of those trapped in the debris remains unknown.

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one of the survivors

An eye witness who spoke to our reporter said a trapped victim made a phone call saying he and others were still alive and trapped in the underground floor of the building.

7-storey building collapsed in Port Harcourt
one of the survivors

The Rivers state commissioner for information and communication, Mr. Emma Okah was present at the site and helped coordinate rescue operations in an effort to rescue more survivors.

7-storey building collapsed in Port Harcourt

 

This is a developing story. More details will be published soon.


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