The balcony of a female hostel in Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, collapsed and left three students in critical conditions.
On March 9, 2020, the balcony of one of IMT female hostel collapsed and injured three students of Mass Communication Department; Oluchi Obetta, Miss Amanda and one other..
According to reports, Oluchi Obetta was left with a swollen face and disfigured mouth after the incident while Miss Amanda, was left with a broken neck and waist. New Telegraph also reported that two of the students were taken to the Orthopaedic Hospital in Enugu
Recounting the incident, Oluchi said;
“On Monday morning, around 10 O’clock, I went to the hostel to call my friend by name Amanda, for a lecture we were supposed to have that morning.
“When I got to the hostel, on first floor of the two-storey building, she was washing plates on the balcony. She begged me to wait for her. So, while I was standing and waiting for her to finish, another student came down to join her on the balcony.
“We were discussing and all of a sudden, the balcony where she was washing the plates collapsed. The next thing I found myself in this hospital. My friend, Amanda, was taken to Orthopaedic Hospital because, as I was told, she broke her neck and waist”.
She also disclosed that the school demanded she gets transferred from the private hospital where she is currently receiving treatment to the school clinic because the school authorities claim they can’t take care of a bill from a private hospital.
She however stated that she turned down their request because she wasn’t sure of proper treatment in the school clinic.