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Three-Storey Building Collapses In Ibadan

Just after a similar incident occoured in Lagos, barely two days ago, another three-storey building has collapsed at about 5:50pm in Ibadan.

The building which was still under construction, caved in at Shogoye in the Idi Arere area of the Oyo State capital.

In a statement by the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Shina Olukolu, confirmed that three persons had been rescued so far.

The Commissioner said the police were working with the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and other stakeholders to rescue as many people as they can from the disaster scene.

He added that emergency workers were on on duty at the site, as excavators were being expected to ensure immediate rescue of those still trapped under the collapsed building.

some of the victims were said to be working in the construction site.

However, the cause of the incident has not been established but a large number of people were seen in the scene helping out with the emergency officials.

In view of the Ita Faji area of Lagos Island building collapse, the Lagos State government on Friday confirmed that 20 people were brought to the hospital dead from the site of the building collapse in Massey Street.

As measures taken to avert subsequent incidence, officials of the state government have commenced the demolition of over 80 buildings marked for that purpose after they failed integrity test conducted on them.

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