Onitsha building collapse death toll has increased to four, this was disclosed by rescue team of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, Onitsha branch.
Rescue team of the NSE, Onitsha branch led by its chairman, Engineer Aniekwena Victor, revealed that three people were rescued on Wednesday evening, while a dismembered body and another body were brought out from the rubbles Wednesday night, while the other two were brought out yesterday at about 12 p.m.
He revealed that the developer of the building is a legal practitioner and is yet to show up at the scene of the incident, claiming he is in great pain following the incident.
The two bodies identified as that of Julius from Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government; and James from Enugu State were brought out at about 11.30a.m. from the collapsed building, Vanguard reported. No government officials were seen at the scene of the Onitsha building collapse as at 9.30 am yesterday as bodies were still covered with trampoline as there was no vehicle to take them to the mortuary, sparking an angry reaction from sympathisers.
On identification by relatives at about 1.27 pm, the corpse were taken to the mortuary.