No death was recorded in the collapse.
Three persons’ sustained serious injuries on Tuesday when a part of a three-storey building under construction collapsed in Lokoja.
Witnesses told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lokoja that the building, located at the popular Zone 8 round about, collapsed at about 12: 45 p.m. when the workers were busy working.
A witness, who requested anonymity, said that nobody died in the incident.
He said that three out of the 18 construction workers, sustained various degrees of injury while others survived.
One of the survivors, who simply identified himself as Samuel, said that the building did not show any sign before collapsing.
“We were working when we suddenly heard a loud bang; only for us to discover that part of the build has collapsed, injuring three people.
“When we heard the noise, we ran out immediately to rescue the injured,” Samuel said.
He said that he was working on the outer part of the building while those who sustained injuries were working inside.
Samuel, who claimed to be a labourer, said he did not know if the site engineer was on site when the building collapsed.
The three victims were later rushed to the state specialist hospital for treatment by officials of the Kogi State Emergency Management Agency(KOSEMA)..
Officials of the agency, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps as well as the Red Cross were involved in the rescue operation at the site of the collapsed building.
The Acting Executive Secretary of KOSEMA, Alice Ogedengbe, confirmed that three persons were injured in the incident.
She said that the agency would put machinery in motion to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the collapse.
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