Goods worth millions were destroyed when a three-storey building collapsed on Sunday midnight around Adabor Junction, Ashi, Bodija, Ibadan.
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The tragedy happened a few weeks after the unfinished, five-story hotel building that had collapsed next to a modern bank in Awosika, Ibadan North Local Government Area, Oyo State.
According to some locals, the structure held a pharmacy, a grocery store, and a church.
The residents said no live was lost. The security guard in the building, who was the only one on ground when the incident occurred was said to have escaped. L
One of the residents, Sade Aderibigbe, said: “We suddenly heard a loud shaking noise in the midnight, we were scared because we think it was armed robbers.”
“We rushed out to the scene, on getting there, we see that the building have sink and collapsed.”
Another resident, Tunde Abulesowo said the land on which the building was built was formerly a cemetery before it was sold.
“When the land was sold, all corpses in the cemetery were exhumed before the building was erected, the building was built during former Governor Akala’s administration.
“The building has been giving a sign of cracking before it later came down, millions of good and properties have been trapped in the rubbles.”
“We are making efforts to savage the goods and make sure hoodlums doesn’t have access to it so that they won’t carted it away, we have called the Police and NEMA, no live was lost and nobody was injured.”
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