Many workers escaped death when a 5-storey building under construction collapsed in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital.

At around 2:00 pm on Tuesday 7 June, a building located at Ebonyi State University campus, Ngbabor collapsed.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Chris Anyanwu, who confirmed the incident during an interview with journalists on Wednesday, June 8, said “no casualty was recorded”

According to a member of the community, when the building started vibrating and shaking the labourers working at the site ran out and it eventually collapsed.

Meanwhile, government officials have investigated the collapsed building in order to ascertain the cause of the incident.

Team of Police officers and Ebubeagu operatives were also on ground to cordon off the collapsed building to avoid any form of casualty.

The government has warned residents of the area not to approach the remaining unfinished buildings for their own safety.