7 rescued, others feared trapped in collapsed hotel

By Egufe Yafugborhi & Akpokona Omofuaire

WARRI—Rescuers, mainly neighbours and members of Mercy Land Church, yesterday, pulled out seven persons from the debris of collapsed wing of Makaval Hotel located off Refinery Road, Effurun, in Delta State.

Medical officials at nearby Divine Grace Hospital, where the wounded victims were admitted for medical attention, said it was too early to allow visits and talks with the patients as a result of injuries and shock suffered in the mishap.

Akpoguma Davis, a landlord in an adjacent building, who witnessed it all, said: “At about 3am, my dogs were barking seriously, so I came out not knowing they were reacting to the noisy cracks from the first vibration.

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