Many feared dead as building collapses

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A seven-storey building still under construction collapsed yesterday evening in Port Harcourt, Rivers state; leaving some occupants dead and others trapped.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers State Command, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident expressed that, “The worry now is not about ascertaining the level casualties. Rescue operations is ongoing.” Unconfirmed sources said at least 11 persons have been rescued from debris at the scene of the incident while the number of the dead remains unascertained.