• Short Summary

    Twelve more bodies were recovered on Friday(8 October) from the debris of a five-storey building, which collapsed in Ibadan on Wednesday (6 October).

  • Description

    Twelve more bodies were recovered on Friday(8 October) from the debris of a five-storey building, which collapsed in Ibadan on Wednesday (6 October). The death toll from the collapsed block of flats, which was still under construction, now stands at 29.

    Officials estimated that 70 men were working on the site, and police think that some are still under the rubble. About 30 people were pulled alive from the tangled wreckage. Authorities have not yet determined precisely how many people were injured when the half-finished building crashed to the ground.

    Construction work on the flats had been underway for six months. The building collapsed with a thunderous roar, throwing up a huge cloud of dust.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADSUIAF72YZZ3BVSE063GQNFYK
    Media URN:
    VLVADSUIAF72YZZ3BVSE063GQNFYK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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