Building Collapse
File picture of a collapsed building.

One person has been confirmed dead from the rubbles of a seven-story building which collapsed on Friday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Friday.

The building which is located on Woji road in the Port Harcourt G.R.A. was under construction when it collapsed around 4:30 pm on Friday.

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Twenty-six persons were rescued with one of them badly injured with an amputated hand.

The rescue operations were carried out by emergency workers and security agencies overnight till Saturday morning.

However, the rescue operators believe that more bodies are still buried under the rubbles. Efforts are currently on to clear it as voices are been heard from under the rubble of the collapsed building.

About 60 persons – mainly construction workers – were said to have been working on it when it collapsed.

One of the construction workers told Channels Television 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.