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Many Feared Dead As Two-Storey Building Collapses In Eke Amawbia Market, Anambra

A building collapse at Eke Amawbia Market in Awka, Anambra State, has left many feared dead. The incident occurred around noon on Thursday, causing widespread panic in the area.

Eyewitnesses reported that the two-storey shop building suddenly crumbled, burying numerous vegetable traders beneath the debris.

As of press time, one person has been rescued and rushed to Amawbia Maternity Home for urgent medical attention. However, many more are believed to be trapped inside the wreckage.

A large contingent of police officers has arrived at the scene to coordinate rescue efforts and maintain order. Emergency responders are also working tirelessly to search for survivors amid the rubble.

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Traders who witnessed the collapse blamed the disaster on substandard engineering work, alleging that the building’s structural integrity had been compromised.

The atmosphere at the market is tense, with onlookers anxiously waiting for news of loved ones feared trapped in the building.