Ogun State Government says it has successfully rescued all 16 construction workers trapped under a collapsed shopping mall.
The government however warned that non-construction workers may still be under the wreckage.
The government-owned mall, which was under construction at Itoku market, Abeokuta, collapsed early Friday trapping several workers who were on the site.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who arrived the site shortly after, helped in coordinating rescue efforts.
Six people were earlier removed from the rubbles and taken to hospital, a witness said.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dayo Adeneye, later said that no one had been confirmed dead yet.
He said five workers sustained injuries and were receiving treatment at State Hospital, ijaiye, Abeokuta, while eight were rescued unhurt.
“At the moment, records from the site engineers indicate that there were 16 workers on site at the time of the unfortunate incident and they have all been accounted for,” he said.
“Eight of them were rescued un-hurt, five who sustained different degrees of injuries are presently receiving treatment at the state hospital Ijaiye, Abeokuta, one is critically injured, while two have been discharged,” Mr. Adeneye explained.
The commissioner added that efforts to clear the rubbles at the collapsed building site were ongoing. He said the operation must be carried out carefully as some non-construction workers may have been trapped under the ruins.
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