Many feared trapped as four-storey building collapses in Akwa Ibom

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Many people feared trapped ad a four storey-building under construction collapsed at Imam Street, along Aka Road, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

According to Vanguard, sources around the area said the incident occurred at about 7:30 pm on Saturday.

Although there was no report of any loss of life, some people were reportedly trapped inside the building.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini Ememobong, confirmed the incident on his Facebook wall Saturday night.

“All Critical rescue and security agencies- the Police, DSS, Fire Service are on the ground with technical support from some construction Companies Julius Berger and Amitek.

“Secretary to State Government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr Bassey Okon and other Government officials are at the scene.

” Four persons were rescued and taken to the Hospital. Rescue operations are still ongoing to rescue more”