“I can tell you that many people were trapped and six people have been rescued so far.Some people that are still inside the rubbles include a rice seller with his daughter, a kunnu (cow milk) seller and some others who were relaxing around the area before the incident occurred, the witness said.

Penpushing further reports that Akin Makinde, an official of the Oyo State Emergency Management Agency, while reacting on the incident said that the collapse could be blamed on the building’s developers, following failure to get approving authorities before embarking on the housing project.

“The building was still under construction, and workers were still on the site when the building collapsed, but no casualty has been recorded. Security operatives have arrived the site and rescuers from Oyo State Emergency Management Agency have arrived, likewise men of the State Fire Services were around to arrest the situation, but we are handicapped due to lack of required equipment to carry out the rescue operations”.

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