Showing posts with label Collapses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Collapses. Show all posts

Saturday, September 13, 2014

VIP Seating Collapses at Pro-Jonathan Rally

There was pandemonium at the Minna Trade Fair Complex on Saturday morning as the venue’s VIP seating area collapsed during a political rally organized by the Transformation Ambassador of Nigeria [TAN] to campaign for the reelection of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Dignitaries were seated and the venue was packed to the brim when the platform constructed to sit top government officials and chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party suddenly caved in, trapping a few of those already seated. The development sparked panic across the venue with several people scampering for safety. Some people were so scared that they began to hurry out of the venue in droves. 


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Four-Storey Church Building Collapses In Onitsha

Contrary to earlier reports, five persons is believed to be trapped in the rubble of an uncompleted four-storey building that collapsed on Monday in Onitsha, Anambra.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the building, which collapsed at about 1:00pm., is part of a structure being erected for a primary school at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, Odo-akpu, Onitsha.

According to an eyewitness, the collapsed building may have trapped at least five workers plastering its interior.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ex-Flying Eagles Midfielder Rabiu Ibrahim Collapses On Field, Stretchered Off To Hospital

Former Flying Eagles midfielder Rabiu Ibrahim collapsed on the field and needed to be rushed to the hospital. KickOff reports that the Kilmarnock FC midfielder collapsed after a collision with Ross County's Ivan Sproule in the 35th minute, and was subsequently stretchered off the pitch and rushed to a nearby hospital.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

R.I.P: Pregnant Former Olympian Suddenly Collapses & Dies In Restaurant

Heavily pregnant former Olympian, 26 year old Meskerem Legesse, suddenly collapsed and died while having lunch with her two year old son in a restaurant in Connecticut on Monday July 15th.

The Ethiopia runner, who was three weeks from her due date (pictured above minutes before collapsing) was given CPR at the restaurant before an ambulance rushed her to a hospital where she was declared dead. Fortunately the doctors were able to save her baby.

The cause of death was unclear but her friend told reporters that the professional runner had suffered heart problems in the past and that's why she retired early from sports. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

10 people dead as 3-storey building collapses in Lagos

A 3-storey building located at Oloto street in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos collapsed in the early hours of this morning as residents slept. Ten dead bodies have so far been pulled out of the rubble while 7 people, including two children have been rescued alive. Many people are said to be trapped under the rubble as rescue efforts from the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other agencies continue...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

7 Dead As Building Collapses In Umuahia, Abia

Abuja - Seven people were killed when a building under construction collapsed in Umuahia in the Abia state capital. Efforts by the Red Cross Society and other rescue operations are on-going to rescue people trapped in the building that is situated at the Agbama Housing Estate.  This is the latest in a series of recent incidents of buildings collapsing worldwide. There was no immediate comment from the officials attending the scene.
Last week, several people were killed when a church building collapsed in Lagos.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Foursquare Gospel Church building at Ojodu Berger collapses

A three-storey building situated at 14 Bashiru Street Ojodu Berger collapsed this afternoon killing at least one person. Two others have been brought out alive as rescue efforts continue to extract people trapped under the building. The building is said to belong to Foursquare Gospel Church.  It was a 3-storey building but the church recently started to add a fourth storey when it suddenly collapsed.

Friday, April 26, 2013

WAEC: Three Killed, 200 injured as examination hall collapses

THREE pupils, including a girl, were killed and hundreds injured on Wednesday when a building in which they were writing the West African Examination Council School Certificate examination (WASCE) collapsed on them.
The incident occurred in Alpha Academy, a private secondary school in Mararaba, Donga Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Some 560 candidates were writing the examination in Alpha Academy. Many of them complained of the cracks before the building came down on Wednesday.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Channels TV presenter Joe Ighile collapses on set, dies in hospital

Channels TV Head of Sports, Joe Ighile, collapsed on set last night while presenting the 9'Oclock live sports programme. After introducing the programme, Joe told the crew that he was feeling uncomfortable and asked to take a break. He stepped out of the studio for some fresh air and collapsed a few minutes later.  He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he later died. He was 47 years old. 
Joe Ighile joined Channels TV in 2003. He's survived by a wife, two children and aged mother. May his soul rest in peace.

Monday, November 5, 2012

5 Killed, Over 100 Injured As Church Building Collapses During Sunday Service

FIVE persons were killed and over 100 others including children and a priest injured when a church collapsed in Nnewi, Anambra State yesterday [Nov. 4]. The incident occurred during the Sunday service.

The elderly wore sullen faces and the youth shouted on top of their voices amid pandemonium at the Ezinifite community, Nnewi South local government, after the incident. The St. Thomas the Aguiros Catholic Church that gave way was under construction.

Over 2000 worshipers were attending mass when the incident occurred. One of the dead, according to church sources was Mrs Okoye the woman leader of Ezinifite Improvement Union (Women President General).


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