Baby Survives, Mother Dies In Anambra Building Collapse


A storey building on Sunday evening collapsed at Obosi town in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.


The building was said to have collapsed at about 4pm, trapping a woman and her child.

While the woman, who is said to be 40 years old died instantly, her child reportedly survived, and is currently receiving treatment at St. Edward Hospital, where her mother was also deposited in the mortuary section of the same hospital.

Police Public Relations officer in Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident.

He said, “Today, being Sunday 20/9/2020 at 4:pm, a storey building suddenly collapsed at Umuota village, Obosi town in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.

“Scene was visited and cordoned off by the police attached to Obosi Division and other security agencies in order to prevent hoodlums from gaining advantage to loot while effort is ongoing to rescue other victims suspected to have been trapped in the building.

“Meanwhile, one person, a woman of about 40 years old whose name is yet to be ascertained was confirmed dead by a medical doctor and her baby is responding to treatment.

“Corpse deposited at St. Edward mortuary for preservation. Case under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident,” he said.

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