Scores Injured As Event Centre Collapses During Burial Ceremony


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Many persons were on Saturday injured as the roof of an event centre used for a burial ceremony reception collapsed at Ijero Ekiti in the Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

The burial ceremony guests scampered out of the rubble to safety as the incident happened causing a stampede thus causing some people to sustain injuries.

Six of the guests who sustained serious injuries were rushed to hospital for medical attention.

At  the scene, the building auditorium and surroundings were littered with spilt foods served for the guests, broken bottles, shoes, male caps, female wigs and headgears.

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, who on Sunday sympathised with the victims over the degrees of injuries sustained, expressed joy that no life was lost in the incident.

Oyebanji, represented by the deputy governor, Mrs Monisade Afuye, who visited the site of the building collapse and Ijero General  Hospital, where some victims received treatments, grieved over the incident, saying the accident was very disturbing and saddening.

He said, “We thank God that no life was lost. But as a responsible government, we won’t wait until people die before taking actions that can safeguard their lives. That is why it is most expedient that all government agencies must be responsive to their duties all the time.


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