Abuja - No fewer than seven people are feared to have been killed after a three-storey building collapsed in Oko, Anambra State.
According to Punch, the victims of the collapse were mainly masons who were using the ground floor of the building as temporary residence while construction is underway.
The building was set to be used as accommodation for students at Federal Polytechnic, with the area having been evacuated since the collapse.
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Although the exact number of casualties has yet to be ascertained, Governor Willie Obiano has confirmed that the contractor and owner of the building will face prosecution over the incident, Channels TV reports.
Promising to institute a panel to test the materials used to build the hostel, Obiano sympathised with students affected by the collapse and promised to order an immediate investigation into the matter.
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