Just as the country is counting its losses at the building collapse in Lagos, another three-storey building at Shogoye bus stop area, Bode community in Ibadan, Oyo State, collapsed yesterday leaving several people under the rubble.
Though, rescue efforts were on-going at the time of filing this report, it was gathered that those trapped were calling for help. As at the time of writing this report, there was no casualty recorded but various security agents were battling to rescue those trapped under the concrete.
According to an eyewitness at the scene, when calls were made to one of the victims phone few minutes after the collapse, there was no response. One of the survivors, Toheeb Gbadamosi, explained that: “Today is my first time of working at this place. I just came around in order to raise some money for my upkeep because things were difficult. I thank God that I came out of the rubble alive”.
Another survivor, Olalekan Dauda said he and others were on the third floor when the building suddenly caved in. In his own account, Alfa Mojeed Agbaje, who said he had two of his relatives under the rubble, stated, “I am worried because other people that I know are presently in the wreckage. Tunde sustained injuries on his face and limbs. We have taken him to Molete Hospital and he is recuperating”.
Culled from Vanguard