The police on Saturday confirmed that some workers were trapped when a three-storey building under construction collapsed on Enugu Road, Nsukka on Saturday.
Enugu State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amarizu, who confirmed the incident, said investigation was on to ascertain the cause and number of workers trapped.
“Yes we have received the report of the collapse of the three-storey building on Enugu Road in Nsukka, and we have commenced investigations to ascertain the cause and number of causalities”, he said.
An eyewitness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria, that he saw more than seven workers in the building before it collapsed at about 2.30 p.m.
“I saw some of the trapped workers because I was close to the premises when the building collapsed; some carpenters and bricklayers were working in the building then.
“People say seven people were working there and some people ran away when it collapsed, but I know that the rescue operation will confirm how many people were trapped”, he said
As at the time of filing this report, a combined rescue operation involving the police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Federal Road Safety Commission, were at the scene to rescue the trapped workers. (NAN)