A one-storey building collapsed in the Fanibi area in Akure, the Ondo state capital today September 21, leaving one person dead while many others were trapped in the debris.
According to reports, the victims were fast asleep when the building gave way at about 3am, killing one woman instantly. It was gathered that the residents of the area rushed to the scene of the incident and rescued other occupants of the building including children who had been trapped in the building.
A resident of the area said
“The cause of the collapse is yet to be ascertained, but efforts are presently ongoing by residents towards salvaging the situation. When the building collapsed, one woman who was one of the occupants died instantly. Her body has been taken out of the debris. The neighbours of the victims have been helping to rescue those who are trapped in the building. Children are among them. The fire brigade has been contacted but no response yet”.