Breaking: Panic as Building Collapses, Mother of 2 Feared Dead, Many Occupants Trapped

Breaking: Panic as Building Collapses, Mother of 2 Feared Dead, Many Occupants Trapped

  • A storey building has collapsed in Fanibi area of Akure, the Ondo state capital, killing one person instantly
  • Neighbours of the victim and other sympathisers are helping to rescue those who are trapped in the building
  • The cause of the collapse which occurred on Tuesday, September 21, is yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report

Akure - Residents of Fanibi area of Akure, the capital of Ondo state were thrown into mourning after a storey building collapsed, leaving one dead on Tuesday morning, September 21.

The Punch citing an eyewitness report revealed the fatality was a woman whose identity has not been made public.

Building collapses in Akure
A storey building collapsed in Akure, Ondo state. Photo credit: @rotimiaketi
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According to the report, some occupants who are members of a family were trapped inside when the structure collapsed.

Neighbours of the victim as well as other residents of the area have commenced the rescue of occupants including children.

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Vanguard confirming the report revealed the deceased was a mother of two. It was gathered that her remains had been deposited at the morgue of the state specialist hospital in Akure metropolis.

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The incident which occurred during a church service caused injury to many worshippers. The church, Holy Ghost Church, is located in Chanchanji community, Takum local government area of the state.

Chairman of Takum council, Shiban Tikari confirmed the incident to Channels Television via a phone conversation.

Bridge collapse kills 11 disqualified military applicants, others

Meanwhile, no fewer than 21 people died after a bridge collapsed in Gwaram local government area of Jigawa state.

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Eleven disqualified military applicants were among the victims of the tragic incident that occurred on Sunday, August 15.

Residents said the bridge collapsed following heavy flooding. Musbahu Basirka, chairperson of Jigawa Civil Society Forum, said the victims include a teenage girl.

He further revealed that the victims were travelling in a commuter bus from Kano to Adamawa when the incident happened, adding that one of the applicants reportedly survived with a leg fracture.


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