A six month old baby has been rescued alive while it’s mother has been pronounced dead after a building collapsed in Obosi, near Onitsha in Anambra State.
According to the reports, many are still trapped in the building which collapsed on Sunday while some have been rescued with injury.
It was gathered that the one storey building collapsed around 4pm killing the woman instantly on the fateful day.
An eyewitness said, “We still suspect that many are trapped in the rubble. The woman died instantly, while her baby was rescued alive,” the eyewitness said.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said the corpse of the deceased had been deposited in a morgue, while investigation was ongoing to ascertain the cause of the collapse.
He also confirmed that efforts were ongoing to rescue other victims trapped in the building.
He said, “On Sunday, a one-storey building suddenly collapsed at Umuota village, Obosi town, in the Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.
“The scene was visited and cordoned off by policemen attached to the Obosi Division and other security agencies in order to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage to loot, while effort is ongoing to rescue other victims suspected to have been trapped in the building.
“One person, a woman of about 40 years old, whose name has yet to be ascertained, was pronounced dead by a medical doctor and her baby is responding to treatment.
“The corpse was deposited in the St. Edward’s Mortuary for preservation. The case is under investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.”