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Seven injured as four-storey building collapses in Ibadan

Seven injured as four-storey building collapses in Ibadan
September 08
15:10 2022

Seven persons were injured on Thursday when an uncompleted four-storey hotel building collapsed in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.

According to NAN, the collapsed building is adjacent to a bank at Awosika, Bodija area of Ibadan.

A witness was quoted as saying the incident happened around 5.45 am when Muslim faithful were returning from their early morning prayers.

The witness said rescue teams, including people in the neighbourhood and passers-by, have been able to rescue seven people who are currently receiving medical care at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

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Adewale Osifeso, Oyo police public relations officer, confirmed the incident.

Osifeso said the site has since been cordoned off with adequate deployment of police personnel in the interest of public health and safety.

He said a combined team of the state fire service, Federal Road Safety Corps, and other security agencies are working to remove the debris, and in search of other survivors.

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Four days ago, a seven-storey building collapsed at Oba Idowu Oniru street in the Lekki area of Lagos state, leaving six people dead.

TheCable had reported how Idris Salako, Lagos commissioner for physical planning and urban development, resigned his appointment amid the recurring collapse of structures in the state.

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