Storey building collapses in Ibadan, no death recorded

A two-storey building has collapsed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Okay Nigeria gathered that the building, an uncompleted site, collapsed around 5.50 p.m. on Friday.

The building is which is situated shortly after the Molete Bridge, is located along the Molete- Beere Road.

Toye Arulogoun, the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, in a statement confirmed on Saturday In Ibadan.

He said that the rescue operation team, set up by Gov. Abiola Ajimobi, was able to achieve the evacuation of all victims from the collapsed building.

Arulogoun also noted that the injured, who are in stable condition, had been taken to the hospital, while no death was recorded.

The statement reads, “Upon hearing the news of the incident, the governor set up a multi-agency rescue team which promptly swung into action, mobilising equipment, materials and personnel.

“The team was able to rescue the two victims trapped in the rubble of the collapsed building, as three were initially rescued manually.

“No fatality was recorded in the rescue operation which ended at 3.45 a.m., today.”

The statement said that investigation into the incident would be carried out by the relevant agencies.

The Ibadan incident happened two days after a three-story building collapsed in Itafaji area of Lagos Island in Lagos State. About 16 people were killed in the Lagos incident.

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