Three people have lost their lives during the collapse of a multiple sports complex under construction at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State.
Multiple Complex Collapses At Stephen Keshi Stadium In Delta
It was gathered that several persons were injured and rushed to the hospital after the building collapsed on Thursday morning.
The two-storey complex is under construction in preparation for the 21st National Sports Festival (NSF) to be hosted at the stadium from November 28.
The collapsed building was recently inspected by Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, who said the facilities were 80 percent ready for use.
However, some structural engineers expressed concerns over the speed at which the construction was going, doubting the integrity of the buildings under construction.
According to The Sun, a team of journalists who went to access the level of damage, were manhandled allegedly on the orders of the chairman, Delta State Sports Commission, Tonobok Okowa.
Okowa, who doubles as Co-Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the festival tagged Asaba 2022, ordered his boys to confiscate the working tools of the journalists.
When the boys were reluctant to carry out his orders, he shouted: ”Send them out of this place, journalists are not needed. Are they still here ?collect their gadgets and bundle them out of here.”
The thugs reportedly descended on the reporters hitting them with dangerous objects.
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A building under construction in Asaba stadium just collapsed while still under construction due to substandard materials.
Casualties were recorded. It just happened few minutes ago.
Gov Okowa should be held responsible for this poor quality project that is at the verge of taking innocent lives.
Posted by Azuka Brown Ojugbeli on Thursday, 10 November 2022
KanyiDaily had also reported how four persons died in a three-storey building that collapsed at 2/4 Oyesonuga Street, Palm Avenue, off Oye Roundabout, Isolo Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State.