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Windstorm on Tuesday night brought down to rubble a part of the Grasshopper International Handball Stadium, Owerri.

The roof of the stadia was blown off completely by the storm.

The stadia had been in bad shape for a long period after many years of neglect which has led to decay of its facilities

Temporary renovation was carried out at the stadia prior to the inauguration of Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State.

The Grasshopper International Handball Stadium is reputed to have hosted international handball competitions in the past.

An official of the management of the handall stadia told this newsaper that the wind only damaged tw roof as no lives were lost..

” We were luck because it happened in the night. Who knows, if it had occured in the day time, lives would have been lost

” This is a wake up call to the State Government to urgently renovate the stadia which has been bad shape for a long time” he said


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