The Oyo state government has revealed that there was no fatality in the building collapse incident which occurred in the Sogoye area of Ibadan, the state capital last night.
In a statement signed by the State commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, the government said it 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, who are in stable condition, have been taken to the hospital while no death was recorded.
He 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 (Saturday).”
The statement added that an investigation into the incident will be carried out by the relevant agencies.