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Cause of Anambra Anglican school collapse remains unknown – Committee member


The Director of Centenary Celebration Committee of Dennis Memorial Grammar School, DMGS, Onitsha, has said that the cause of the collapse of its five-storey Centenary Building is yet to be ascertained.

The structure, which is being built for the celebration of the 100 years of the establishment of the school, collapsed last week is a school owned by the Anglican Church.

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According to the VANGUARD, three persons were rescued from the rubble, although one later died.

The director of operations of the centenary celebration of the school, Dr. Chijioke Ojji, in a statement, said the committee will liaise with the family of the deceased worker for his burial.

Ojji’s statement read: “The DMGS centenary building collapsed on June 12, 2024, at about 1:00 am. Unfortunately, three people were trapped, and despite rescue efforts, the third individual, Gideon Ezeigwe, was found deceased.

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“We extend our condolences to his family and they have our support in dealing with this tragic loss.

“The cause of the collapse is still unknown and is under investigation by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), the Anambra State Physical Planning Board (ASPPB), and the Nigerian Police.”

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