File picture of a collapsed building

Eight persons have been injured in a two-storey building under construction that collapsed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Tuesday.

Concise News gathered that the building located on Eleyele road in Jericho area of Ibadan collapsed around 4pm.

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Speaking with News Agency of Nigeria, one of the bricklayers at the site, Kazeem Adebayo, said concrete casting on a portion of the building had started when it gave way.

Adebayo said that a portion of the building began to give way around 3.30 pm and the attention of the site engineer was drawn to the development.

He alleged that the engineer ordered them to continue work only for the building to collapse shortly afterwards, injuring those working close to the collapsed portion.

An official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dada Abimbola, told NAN that nobody died in the incident while the injured had been taken to Jericho Specialist Hospital for treatment.

A representative of the Architect Registration Council of Nigeria, Olatunji Bolu, said the body was still investigating the cause of the incident while the outcome would be made public.

Concise News had reported that a three-storeyed building, still under construction, collapsed on March 15 at the Shogoye area of the city, trapping scores of workers at the site.