Ademola Babalola, Ibadan
Rescue operations had been nonetheless on late Friday as scores of victims had been trapped in a three-storey constructing that collapsed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
This got here barely 4 days after a collapsed constructing in Lagos led to the loss of life of a minimum of 20 folks.
The incident occurred round 5:45pm in Sogoye space of Molete.
The variety of affected victims couldn’t be ascertained as on the time of submitting this report.
The Oyo State Authorities spokesman, Mr. Toye Arulogun, mentioned the federal government was on high of the scenario.
Arulogun mentioned, “We have deployed two excavators there. Our officials are right there now, to rescue trapped victims. There is no cause for alarm.”
The three-storey constructing below development abruptly collapsed with a number of folks injured and others trapped within the constructing.
No loss of life has been recorded as on the time of submitting this report.
Additionally, 4 of those that had been trapped within the rubble had been rescued an hour after.
Others had been nonetheless making calls to kin for assist. Radio stations alerted the general public of the event.
Tragedy struck when bricklayers and different artisans on web site had been rounding off for the day’s work.
One of many survivors, Toheeb Gbadamosi, 19, mentioned, “Today is my first time of working in this place. I just came around in order to raise some money for my upkeep because things were difficult. I thank God that I came out of the rubble alive”.
The opposite fortunate ones embrace a 42-year-old Olalekan Dauda; Tunde and Rilwan Oladepo.
Dauda mentioned he was working with different artisans on the third flooring when the constructing collapsed. He mentioned he simply heard a sudden blast and later discovered that he and others within the constructing had been trapped within the rubble.
Based on one of many rescuers who gave his title as Aafa Mojeed Agbaje, two of his kin (Tunde and Oladepo) had been concerned within the collapse.
Agbaje mentioned, “I am worried because other people that I know are presently in the wreckage. Tunde sustained injuries on his face and limbs. We have taken him to Molete Hospital and he is recuperating.”
Crowd of sympathisers, comprising merchants and residents of the world, besieged the scene whereas the street was blocked.
All rights reserved. This materials, and different digital content material on this web site, might not be reproduced, printed, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in entire or partly with out prior specific written permission from PUNCH.
Contact: [email protected]