February 23, 2024

An uncompleted four storey hotel building crumbled to the surface of the soil on Thursday in Ibadan adjacent to one of the new generation banks at Awosika, Bodija area of Ibadan.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Adewale Osifeso confirmed the incident.

Seven people were reportedly injured following this incident as an eyewitness said that the incident happened around 5.45 am when the Muslim faithful were returning from early morning prayers.A combined team of the state Fire Service, Federal Road Safety Corps and other security agencies have been on the ground working hard to remove the debris in search of other survivors.

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

Osifeso stated that the site had since been cordoned off with adequate deployment of Police personnel in the interest of public health and safety.

Marvelous Ogidi

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