1 Dead, 3 Injured as Elevator Crashes in Cocoa House Building in Ibadan


Reports reaching OyoAffairs has confirmed one person dead and three others injured in an accident that happened earlier today in the Cocoa House building, Dugbe, Ibadan.

According to the report, one of the building’s faulty elevators crashed while some technicians were working on it, killing one person instantly.

About four technicians were working to restore it for the use of staff members of Odua Investment Company Limited and other Cocoa House tenants.

Two of the other persons broke their arms while another person broke his legs during the accident. They have been taken to hospital for immediate medical attention.

Victor Ayetoro,Head, Corporate Affairs Odua Investment company Limited in a reaction said, “At 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.”

He further added that, “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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