Eleven people were trapped under a three storey building which collapsed in Nnewi, Anambra in the early hours of Thursday.
The building was located in Okpuno, Otolo, in Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) SP Mohammed Haruna who confirmed the incident, said nine of the trapped persons have been rescued and taken to hospital.
He maintained that effort were ongoing to rescue the remaining two out of the rubbles.
Meanwhile, the victims were rushed to the Community Health Center, Okpuno for medical attention and investigation has commenced to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident,” he said.
The Police have cordoned off the area to prevent miscreants from using the opportunity to loot.