UPDATE: ‘All Victims of Ibadan Building Collapse Have Been Rescued, No Death Recorded’ – Says Oyo State Government

The Oyo state government has announced that all the trapped victims inside the collapsed building in Ibadan have been rescued.

Scene of a collapsed building under construction at Sogoye, Bode Area of Ibadan
Scene of a collapsed building under construction at Sogoye, Bode Area of Ibadan
According to a report by Punch Metro, Oyo State Government on Saturday morning disclosed that there was no casualty in the building collapse incident which occurred on Friday.
Eyewitnesses from the scene of incident says the building collapsed suddenly while still under construction, with several people injured and others trapped underneath.
In a statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun,  the government stated that the multi-agency rescue operation team set up by the Governor was able to achieve the evacuation of all victims from the collapsed building which was under construction as at the time of collapse.
He noted that the injured, who are in stable condition, have been taken to the hospital while no death was recorded.
According to Arulogun, “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.”
The Government spokesperson further said that an investigation into the incident will be carried out by the relevant agencies while admonishing building construction practitioners to desist from cutting corners and using cheap materials.

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