The Oyo State Government, Saturday, March 16, 2019 disclosed that there was no fatality in the building collapse incident which occurred on Friday in the Sogoye area of Ibadan, the capital city.
Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, in a statement said that the multi-agency rescue operation team set up by the Governor of the state was able to achieve the evacuation of all victims from the collapsed building which was under construction as at the time of the incident.
He noted that the injured, which were in stable condition, have been taken to the hospital while no death was recorded.
Arulogun said, “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”.
He 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.
He reiterated the imperative of adhering to approved building plans.