Ibadan Collapsed Building: No Death, No Trapped Persons

It has been confirmed that no life was lost, no one sustained any injury, and nobody was trapped in the collapsed building at Sango Police Barracks, Sango Ibadan, on Saturday. had earlier reported that part of the structures inside the Sango Police Barracks on Saturday evening collapsed, causing fear and panic of people trapped under the rubble.

The Southwest Zonal Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Akiode Akande, confirmed the development on Sunday Morning.

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According to Akiode, the building, which is one of the oldest abandoned structures within the barracks, had shown signs of collapse as it had cracked in many areas.

He said before the part of the building eventually went down, the occupants had evacuated themselves and, as such, helped to forestall what would have been a disaster. He said the part that collapsed was used as a kitchen and not occupied as residential.

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However, the NEMA boss said the rescue effort was able to recover three vehicles and two motorcycles that were completely damaged from under the rubble.

He said about four generating sets were still trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Block 11 of the Police Barracks.

He pointed out that the Agency ensured that none of the about 168 occupants of the entire building passed the night in the Barracks due to the collapsed part.

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He added that the entire building stretch in the Barracks shows obvious weakness and might need to be subjected to an integrity test to avoid further disaster.


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