No fewer than seven persons were reportedly injured on Thursday when an uncompleted four-storey hotel building collapsed in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
Ibadan Building Collapse
It was gathered that the hotel building which collapsed on Thursday was adjacent to one of the new generation banks at Awosika, Bodija area of Ibadan.
An eyewitness said that the incident happened around 5.45 am when the Muslim faithful were returning from early morning prayers.
The witness said that rescue teams including people in the neighbourhood and passers-by have been able to rescue seven people who are currently receiving medical attention at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
A combined team of the state Fire Service, Federal Road Safety Corps and other security agencies are currently on the ground working hard to remove the debris in search of other survivors.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the incident, said that the site had since been cordoned off with adequate deployment of Police personnel in the interest of public health and safety.
As of the time of filing this report, it was not clear whether the incident has claimed any life aside from those that were critically injured.
This comes a few days after a seven storey building under construction collapsed in Lagos State with about six persons trapped inside.