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Building collapses on Ibadan mosque, one dies


A warehouse under construction in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has collapsed killing one person.

It was learnt that the building, which was said to have collapsed on a mosque beside it, left another victim injured.

The incident, it was gathered, happened in the Soka area of Ibadan, around the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday.

A resident told our correspondent on Saturday that the deceased was identified as Bolaji, a teenager.

The incident was said to have been reported at the Sanyo Police Station in Ibadan and policemen from the station were said to have visited the site as part of their investigation. Some residents told our correspondent that the warehouse had suffered a partial collapse in the past while blaming the incident on the alleged incompetence of those building it.

The Police Relations Officer for the Oyo State Police Command, Adewale Osifeso, when contacted, told our correspondent that an investigation had begun into the incident.

He said, “ Investigation into the incident is ongoing.”

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