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Death Toll Rises As Building Collapses In Anambra Market

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Awka, Anambra State, was hit by disaster as a two-story building gave way at Eke Amawbia market, sparking widespread distress. Multiple fatalities have been reported, and emergency responders are working to extricate those still trapped beneath the rubble.

The midday collapse on Thursday sent panic through the crowds, with eyewitnesses describing the terrifying scene and expressing concerns about the potential loss of life and property.

The Eastern Updates understands that a two-story building, occupied by vegetable traders, unexpectedly crumbled, leaving multiple vendors trapped beneath the ruins.

Rescue operations had managed to extract one individual from the collapsed building, who was rushed to Amawbia Maternity Home for immediate medical attention, but concerns linger that many more may be trapped beneath the wreckage.

A sizable team of police personnel was deployed to the scene to oversee rescue operations, maintain crowd control, and ensure a secure environment for responders.

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Traders who witnessed the collapse blamed the disaster on substandard engineering work.

The rescue operation is ongo­ing, with emergency responders working tirelessly to search for survivors amid the rubble.

The atmosphere at the mar­ket was tensed with onlookers anxiously waiting for news of loved ones feared trapped in the building.

The incident has sent shock waves throughout the commu­nity, with many calling for an in­vestigation into the cause of the collapse.

Authorities have yet to com­ment on the incident, but prom­ises to release a statement soon.

As the rescue efforts continue, the death toll remains uncertain, but fears are mounting that the tragedy may have claimed mul­tiple lives.

The Amawbia market, a bus­tling commercial hub, has been plunged into mourning, with traders and residents struggling to come to terms with the devas­tating loss.

The collapse has triggered urgent questions about the structural integrity of buildings in the vicinity, fueling worries about the potential dangers facing those who occupy them.

In recent years, local government authorities have made it a practice to convert old bungalows into multi-story buildings, seeking to capitalize on the increased rental income from additional traders.

The rescue operation persists, but the community’s sense of shock and loss persists, sustained by the fragile hope that someone, anyone, might still be found alive beneath the rubble.

The Eastern Updates 

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