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Anambra Governor Soludo mourns victims of Ochanja building collapse, assures justice to victims

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The Governor of Anambra State Prof Chukwuma Soludo has mourned the victims of the Monday building collapse at Ọdụ Igbo, Ochanja Market, Onitsha, promising that he will ensure that the victims of the collapse will receive justice.

According to the Anambra State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, six persons, so far, have been confirmed dead in the disaster and 20 others rescued with various levels of injuries.

Prof Soludo who was visibly angry from the incident said when investigations are completed, the developer, the Chairman of the market and every other person involved in the disaster will be prosecuted and jailed.

Governor Soludo instructed that the remaining building under construction by the same developer will be demolished immediately after rescue operations on the site had been completed.

He also instructed that any development in any market in Anambra State without his express approval will be demolished while every other existing building passed through integrity test.

Also, the Commissioner for Special Duties, Hon. Beverly Ikpeazu-Nkemdiche also mourned the victims of the collapse and assured the families that the State government will make sure that no one that was culpable in the disaster will go unpunished.

The Governor was joined on the visit by top government officials, where he ordered more excavators will be brought on the site of the collapse to help in the rescue operations.

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