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No death recorded in Ibadan building collapse – Oyo state government


No death recorded in Ibadan building collapse – Oyo state government

The Oyo state government says there was no death recorded in the recent building collapse incident which occurred on Friday in Ibadan, capital of the state.

The state commissioner for information, Ayo Arulogun, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday morning.

According to him, the multi-agency rescue operation team set up by Abiola Ajimobi, the governor, was able to achieve the evacuation of all victims from the building, which was under construction at the time of the incident.

The commissioner said the wounded victims, who are in stable condition, have been taken to the hospital.

He said:

“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 and no fatality was recorded in the rescue operation which ended 3.45am today.”

He further said that the incident would be investigated by relevant agencies in the state.

He also pleaded with building construction practitioners to desist from cutting corners and using cheap materials.

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