A family of five who live close to the collapsed three-story building in Nkaliki community in Abakaliki local government area of Ebonyi State, yesterday have revealed how they escaped being buried alive in the rubbles.
The father of five, one Mr Christopher Nwokora blamed the collapse of the 3 story building on substandard building material and builders.
According to him: “It is God that saved me and my family, a 3 story building near my house collapsed last night by around 10:30pm. It was raining at the time.
“We heard a very big noise like a bomb and everywhere went dark. I thank God that no life was lost. Even though my house is very near the collapsed building but it didn’t touch my house. It only destroyed my fence.
However, the governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has suspended the members of Abakaliki Capital Territory Development Board as a result of the collapsed building.
A statement signed by the SSG, Kenneth Ugbala, said the suspension is with immediate effect.
“The indefinite suspension is a result of their failure to supervise buildings within the Capital City which led to the collapse of three (3) Story building along Nkaliki road in Abakaliki Local Government Area.