A gully erosion caused by a heavy downpour has led to the collapse of buildings at Obeleagu St. and Nkissi Aroli axis of Onitsha North Local Government Area of Anambra.
The erosion site where the buildings including a school and church collapsed in on Thursday May 14, was visited by Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Anambra state, Dr Nkem Okeke in October 2019. The government officials had promised that work would be carried out on the site.
An eyewitness who shared a video from the scene of the incident, called on the government to come to their aid.
Nonso Chukwudube wrote;
NKISI AROLI ONITSHA DISASTER REPORT
Just like we predicted in my last video two days ago, it rained heavily last night and houses came down!
At this rate, residents are like sitting ducks in a shooting range waiting for the next victim & we’re still pleading, calling on govt to come to our aid…
Remember, as long as you live in Onitsha, YOU ARE NOT SAFE AND IT IS ONLY A QUESTION OF TIME BEFORE THIS CALAMITY GETS TO YOU AS THE EPICENTER KEEPS EXPANDING WITH EACH NEW RAIN…