JUST IN: One feared dead, three injured as Cocoa house’s elevator crashes in Ibadan

An elevator conveying people at the Cocoa House building in Ibadan reportedly crashed and claimed the life of One person leaving three people injured.

According to an eye witness who spoke on condition of anonimity said the elevator was been repaired before it crashed and fell on people working on it on Wednesday.

According to the statement signed by the Head of Corporate Affairs, Oodua Investment Company, Ltd (OICL),  Mr Victor Ayetoro, “At around 11am this morning, the lift installation team from our contractor handling the lift and who were working on dismantling the old lift in readiness for a new lift instalment, while working on the lift suffered a mechanical failure.

“The said failure resulted in the lift car dropping and crashing into the basement pit.

“Unfortunately, one of the technicians in the team did not survive the incident.

“Three other technicians suffered minor injuries and have been taken to the hospital for check up/ treatment.

“The head office of the company has been informed and their representatives have arrived to take charge of the situation while the Police have also been informed.”

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