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by Mercy Ulasi

An urgent investigation into the immediate and underlying reasons of the building collapse at Rumuoke Street, at Okilton junction on Ada George Road, Port Harcourt, has been ordered by Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara.
Three people were hurt when the structure, which was still under construction, collapsed early on Thursday.

Shortly after inspecting the two-story building that had collapsed, the governor, speaking through the Commissioner for Special Projects, Engr. Emeka Woke, ordered the pertinent government authorities to examine anybody involved in the project right away and bring anyone responsible to justice.

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According to the governor, “The Ministry of Urban Development is to take immediate action by conducting site investigations, and site inspections, destructive testing and non-destructive testing of collapsed structural element to establish their strength by the determination of the yield strength of the reinforcements and sieve analysis of the soil at the site, to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the building collapse.

“If there is any compromise by those involved in the project, they will be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others”, he also emphasised.


While sympathising with the four injured men whom he visited at the hospital, the doctors treating them also assured him that they will be discharged in a few days as they were already in a stable condition.

He said the government had urgently mobilised earth-moving equipment to the site to evacuate the debris of the collapsed building, as the site had been cordoned off.


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