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DELTA: No lives lost in ‘minor accident’ at Keshi Stadium — Commissioner

There was no loss of lives at the construction site of the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State today, according to the state’s Commissioner for Information Charles Aniagwu.

There were reports on social media that some workers died after a section of the stadium’s multipurpose hall collapsed during construction work this morning.

This stadium, named after the late Super Eagles captain and head coach, is undergoing an upgrade for the National Sports Festival, which is scheduled for November 28 to December 10 in the Delta State capital.

Aniagwu debunked the report of deaths in a short video he posted on Twitter in the afternoon.

“It’s not true that workers died at the Stephen Keshi Stadium,” Aniagwu says, with the exterior of the hall under construction in the background.

“And anybody saying that the stadium had come down crashing, that’s also not true. This is the Stephen Keshi Stadium and you can see we’re still doing some renovation ahead of the National Sports Festival.”

Aniagwu adds, as he gets more parts of the stadium into the shot: “Everyone here is busy doing their job. The crane will continue to lift equipment because the contractors have assured us that in the next 48 hours this part of the wall that got cracked on account of a misalignment will be fixed.

“Please disregard any report that claims individuals died on account of a minor accident that happened at this construction site.”

Naija Times learnt that workers who got injured during the incident have been taken to the hospital and are in stable condition.

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