“When the building first showed signs of collapse on Sunday, Musa advised his co-workers to vacate the building, but some of them did not heed his advice.”

This was the account of a neighbour, Angela Ivories, speaking with journalists after disaster struck.

According to Ms. Ivories, it was that same night they were advised to vacate the building that the structure collapsed.

The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday during heavy rainfall. Sadly, three persons were killed as the building came crashing down.

The source said that the deceased, all believed to be non-indigenes and construction workers in the building, were asleep when the incident occurred.

The building, located close to the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, is owned by an indigene based in Europe.

One of the survivors who is also a student of Oko polytechnic, simply identified as Samuel, sustained a fracture on his hand.

State authorities and rescue units have been deployed to the area which has been cordoned off while investigation has begun to ascertain the cause of the accident.