Four people have been confirmed dead at a building collapse on Nnamdi Azikiwe road in Aba, the commercial centre of Abia State.

A three-story building collapsed on Wednesday leaving many trapped in it and others injured. Four bodies were later pulled out of the collapsed building by emergency officials.

The body of a teenage body was removed from the rubble on Thursday while three other bodies were removed on Wednesday.

Other victims of the building collapse are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.

According to the building authorities in the state, the building collapsed because of the substandard materials it was built with.

The owner of the building is reported to be living outside the country while the construction job is being handled by a contractor, who couldn’t be located.

Emergency services are still at the site, searching for more bodies believed to be trapped under the rubble.