Three IMT students in critical condition as hostel balcony collapses

Three students of the Institute of  Management and Technology, Enugu, eescaped death by whiskers on Monday as the balcony of one of the female hostels collapsed on them.

Collapsed hostel in IMT Enugu

The students, who are currently receiving treatment in different hospitals in the state , where they were rushed to, are from the Mass Communication Department.

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one of the injured , Oluchi while narrating the incident to our reporter , said;

“On Monday around 10am, I went to the hostel to call my coursemate, Amanda, for a lecture that we were supposed to have that morning.”

“When I got to the first floor of the two-storey building, she was washing plates on the balcony. She begged me to wait for her. So, while waiting for her to finish, another student came to the balcony.”

“We were discussing and all of sudden, the balcony, where my friend was washing plates, collapsed. The next thing I knew was that I found myself in this hospital. My friend, Amanda, was taken to the Orthopaedic Hospital, because I was told that she suffered dislocation in her neck and waist.”

Oluchi also said a delegation from the school paid her a visit and asked that she should be transferred to the school clinic to enable the institution to take up her treatment, as it would not be responsible for her treatment at a private hospital.

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She said that she refused because she was not sure if the school clinic would be able to properly handle her case.

In a sharp contrast, the Public Relations Officer, IMT, Mr Mark Eze, on Tuesday said that there was no official report about the incident to the management.

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