Three feared dead in Onitsha market building collapse
Three persons were feared dead after a two-storey building collapse in Ochanja Central Market, Onitsha, Anambra State.
According to The Nation, eye witnesses blamed the building which collapsed around 5:45pm on Saturday on further development on the already weak structure without necessary reinforcement.
The traders were seen scampering for safety and trying to salvage their goods so as to escape being trapped.
A group of traders at the market had on Friday, protested plans by leadership of the market to erect additional structures on the existing old and weak buildings in the market.
The traders, who took their protest to Awka the State capital, appealed to Governor Willie Obiano to prevail on the market leadership to forestall any calamity.
The Nation reported that one of the traders, who preferred anonymity, said the yet to be identified deceased were working at the site when the incident happened.
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