Accident And Emergency Two-storey Building In FMC Umuahia Collapses
There was panic at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC Umuahia Abia State premises after a two-storey modern Accident and Emergency building under construction collapsed.
According to a report by ABN TV the building collapsed at about 1am on Thursday.
No human casualty was recorded.
Speaking with newsmen on the development Thursday, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Azubuike Onyebuchi expressed gratitude to God that no life was lost at the incident.
He however expressed sadness that at a time when there is a growing economic crisis in the country, such a loss is incurred, maintaining that lean available resources does not accommodate for waste of resources.
According to Prof. Onyebuchi, the contractor handling the modern Accident and Emergency building has not executed similar project in the hospital before.
The project awarded in 2019 was at the plastering stage when the unfortunate incident happened.
He said he is not in a position to give information on the cause of the building collapse, adding that the consultant and the contractor will make available such information subsequently.