Rescue operations were still on late Friday as scores of victims were trapped in a three-storey building that collapsed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
This came barely four days after a collapsed building in Lagos led to the death of at least 20 people.
The incident happened around 5:45pm in Sogoye area of Molete.
The Oyo State Government spokesman, Mr. Toye Arulogun, said the government was on top of the situation.
“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 building under construction suddenly collapsed with several people injured and others trapped in the building.
No death has been recorded as at the time of filing this report.
Also, four of those who were trapped in the rubble were rescued an hour after.
Others were still making calls to relatives for help. Radio stations alerted the public of the development.
Culled from Punch