The Governor of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji, on Sunday, expressed deep sympathy over the injuries sustained by six persons when an event centre suddenly collapsed in Ijero Ekiti, Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State, on Saturday.
At least six persons escaped death by whiskers after an event center collapsed in Ijero-Ekiti, headquarters of Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Saturday, September 2.
According to reports, the building with 250 occupants had its roof and walls receded while being used as reception venue for a burial ceremony, leaving guests sustaining varying degree of injuries. The prompt arrival of the Fire Services personnel at the incident scene prevented casualties, as they rescued the victims from the rubble and swiftly transported them to the hospital for treatment.
Apart from the wreckage, the building auditorium and surroundings were littered with spilled foods, broken bottles, shoes, male caps, female wigs and headgears.