A man identified as Innocent Amos has told of how he escaped the Gerrard Terraces building as it collapsed.

Amos, a graduate who works as a bricklayer, said he was working on the 12th floor and had just stepped out to get more plaster to continue working.

IN his words ;

I was working on floor number 12. I just stepped out to order for more plaster sand so we can continue our work cos we have exhausted the one give us in the morning. I was standing not far from the pillar that gave the cracking sound. I ran immediately away while the building came down. Still nursing my right ankle. Didn’t know what happened to me there. It’s affecting my right thigh as well. But I’m fine.