As many as seven people were reportedly injured after an unfinished building of a five-storey hotel collapsed in the early hours of Thursday in Ibadan.
The affected building was adjacent to one of the next generation banks in Awosika in the North Ibadan Local Government Area of Oyo State.
A rescue team comprising local residents and bystanders were able to rescue seven people who are currently receiving medical treatment at University College Hospital in Ibadan.
Eyewitness testimony revealed that the incident happened around 5:45 a.m., as Muslim worshipers were returning from morning prayers.
He revealed the number of injured has risen to seven as the rescue team battles to clear debris in search of other survivors.
Additionally, a combined team from the state fire department, federal highway safety commission, and other safety agencies deployed to the scene to minimize casualties.
At the time of filing this report, whether the incident has claimed the lives of those who were seriously injured.
The source blamed the incident on the quality of the building materials, particularly the iron rods. Meanwhile, the premises of the collapsed building have been cordoned off by the government.
Nigerian Tribune learned that the premises were immediately cordoned off shortly after the incident.
However, the government agency responsible for the action could not be determined at the time of this report.
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