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Ibadan building collapse: Rescue operation going on

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Ibadan building collapse: Rescue operation going on
Building collapse in Ibadan

Rescue operation is ongoing at the collapsed three-storey building in Ibadan.

The building which was under construction at Bode area collapsed at about 5.30 p.m. on Friday leaving, according to eyewitnesses, about 23 people trapped.

Those trapped are believed to be workers at the construction site.

Fire servicemen, Red Cross officials and policemen were at the scene helping out.

According to an eyewitness, David Aderibigbe, six of the victims had been rescued.

He said:  “Some of the survivors of the incident who have been rescued told us there are no fewer than 23 workers on site and two traders.

“The survivor said one of the traders was trapped with her baby,” Aderibigbe said.

One of the survivors said it was his first day at the site.

“I just came around in order to raise some money for my upkeep because things are difficult. I thank God that I came out of the rubble alive,” said 19 years old Toheeb Gbadamosi.

“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,” Mojeed Agbaje involved in the rescue operation said.

According to him, two of his relatives were trapped in the collapsed building.

The building collapse in Ibadan came barely two days after the one in Lagos.

No fewer than 12 people died in the building collapse at Itafaji area of Lagos Island.

Several other people sustained injuries and are being attended to in hospitals.

*Additional report from NAN

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