Eight injured in another Ibadan building collapse
A two-storey building under construction on Tuesday
collapsed in Ibadan, injuring eight persons.
The building located on Eleyele road in Jericho area of
Ibadan collapsed at about 4.pm.
One of the bricklayers at the site, Kazeem Adebayo, said
concrete casting on a portion of the building had started when it gave way.
Adebayo said that a portion of the building began to give
way at about 3.30 pm and the attention of the site engineer was drawn to the
He alleged that the engineer ordered them to continue work
only for the building to collapse shortly afterwards, injuring those working
close to the collapsed portion.
An official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,
Dada Abinmbola, said that nobody died in the incident while the injured had
been taken to Jericho Specialist Hospital for treatment.
A representative of the Architect Registration Council of
Nigeria, Olatunji Bolu, said the body was still investigating the cause of the
incident while the outcome would be made public.
The task force of the Oyo State Bureau of Physical Planning
and Development Control had already sealed the building while security agents
were sighted keeping vigil at the site.
It would be recalled that a two-storey building had
collapsed in the Sogoye area Ibadan on March 15.
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