The police in Ebonyi say that no fatalities have been recorded in the collapsed Metro-View Hotels in Abakaliki.

The Ebonyi State Command’s spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed this on Thursday.

Safety Record can report that the hotel located at No 2, UNDP Avenue, Ebonyi University Campus, Presco, Abakaliki collapsed on Wednesday around 7pm.

Odah said that investigations were ongoing to determine the cause of the collapse.

A member of the hotel’s management, Chief Austin Orji, while addressing reporters disclosed that cracks were noticed on some of the pillars holding the building and the management raised the alarm over the possible collapse of the property.

He added that more than 60 persons who lodged in the hotel were outside the building for a seminar when the building caved in.

But Odah disclosed that the state’s Capital Territory Board had already sealed the property.

“We have confirmed the incident which occurred Wednesday evening by 7 p.m.

“The management told the police that they noticed cracks and commenced renovation when the collapse occurred.

“We are still investigating the real cause. We also heard that the hotel is owned by group of persons,’’ Odah said.

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