At least four people have died and 30 injured when a four-storied building collapsed last night in the district of Cocody in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s biggest city.
A search operation is ongoing within the security perimeter established at the site.
Despite rescuers’ efforts, witnesses say some people are still trapped in the rubble.
The 28-apartment building was inaugurated only two years ago but some of its tenants say big cracks were visible in the construction.
The Minister of Construction, Housing and Urban Planning, Bruno Nabagne Kone, has visited the site, directing for an investigation into the incident. END