REPORTER: AMECHI ODO
Three persons have been killed as the roof of a market stall located at Ekeaja Uburu in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi state collapses.
Radio Nigeria gathered that the deceased and other wounded victims were taking shelter under the roof during a down pour when the roof caved in.
A statement by Governor David Umahi described the incident as catastrophic and ordered security agencies and the state Ministry of Works to investigate the immediate and remote cuases of the roof collapse.
The statement issued by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Francis Nwaze, explained that Governor Umahi had reached out to the families of the victims.
Radio Nigeria gathered that two other victims, who sustained various degrees of injury, were rushed to the hospital while the remains of those who died were deposited in a mortuary.