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At least one person was feared dead, while  about 20 others were seriously injured yesterday, when an hotel, located at Ofatedo,  Osogbo, under construction, collapsed while workers were  working on the site.

The Hotel, Hilton Hotel,  was directly opposite Yidi Praying ground, Ofatedo.  According to THISDAY findings, it took the combined efforts of men of the state fire service, the state Emergency Management Agency and sympatisers more than 40 minutes before those  trapped  could be rescued from the debris.

One  Mr Shola Oyedele who took part in the rescue operation, told  THISDAY that the workers were working on the second phase of the hotel when they suddenly heard a loud bang.

He said, “workers on the site resumed work this morning,  but arouund 11.00a.m. when we heard a loud bang, and by the time we came out, we discovered that the whole building under construction had collapsed.

“Myself and others  tried to rescue those  trapped,  while we also reached out to men of the fire service  and the state Emergency Management Agency,” he said.