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General News of Thursday, 4 November 2021


Man working at collapsed Ikoyi building just before it fell reveals how he escaped death

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A man identified as Innocent Amos has told of how he escaped the Gerrard Terraces building as it collapsed.

Amos, a graduate who works as a bricklayer, said he was working on the 12th floor and had just stepped out to get more plaster to continue working.

According to Amos, "I was working on floor number 12. I just stepped out to order for more plaster sand so we can continue our work cos we have exhausted the one given us in the morning.

"I was standing not far from the pillar that gave the cracking sound. I ran immediately away while the building came down.

"Still nursing my right ankle. Didn’t know what happened to me there. It’s affecting my right thigh as well. But I’m fine."

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