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Many trapped as building collapses in Ibadan

A two-storey building collapsed on Friday in Sogoye along Bode, Molete area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, leaving many of its occupants trapped.

A resident, who disclosed this, said the incident happened around 5:50pm.

The number of trapped victims could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

However, sympathisers were at the scene at the time of filing this report, making efforts to rescue victims before the arrival of government officials.

Meanwhile, the Oyo State Government shortly after the incident deployed two excavators to the scene of in a bid to rescue victims trapped under the rubble.

Spokesman for the Oyo State Government, Mr. Toye Arulogun, said the government was on top of the situation.

Arulogun said: “We have deployed two excavators there. Our officials are right there now, to rescue trapped victims. There is no cause for alarm.”

As at the time of filing this report, no death had been recorded.

The incident comes exactly 48 hours after a three-storey building collapsed in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island, killing at least 12 persons, including nine children.

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