A seven-storey building has collapsed in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, with many persons trapped.
The structure which is located on Woji road in the Port Harcourt G.R.A. was under construction.
When it collapsed around 4:30 pm on Friday, up to 60 persons – mainly construction workers – were said to have been working on it.
Around 7:30 pm, three hours after the collapse, emergency workers had rescued a total of 21 persons from the rubbles.
Security operatives, emergency workers, some Rivers State government officials and many concerned citizens are currently trying to rescue more persons trapped under the rubble, with ambulances at the scene to whisk the injured to hospitals.
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