Building collapses in Anambra, kills little child

A little child was killed after part of a building in Onitsha, Anambra state collapsed earlier in the week.

According to reports, the incident happened at 47 Modebe Street, Onitsha, Anambra.

Building collapses in Anambra, kills little child

The collapsed portion of the building is the lintel attachment to an existing structure.

After the collapse, officials of the State Physical Planning Board led by the Acting General Manager, Mr Nwabufo Anene and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Monitoring & Supervision on Lands and Physical Planning, Mrs Joy Nneli, visited the site, sealed and marked it for demolition.

Executive Chairman of the Board, Barrister Chike Maduekwe declared that such illegality cannot be allowed to exist in the State, stressing that the building will be demolished soon in line with government stipulated laws on controlled development.

Consequently, the developer of the collapsed structure was arrested by the police for prosecution.

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