Cocoa House: One dead, others injured as elevator crashes after mechanical failure

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One person has been confirmed dead while three others sustained various forms of injuries following the crash of a faulty elevator at the popular Cocoa House, Ibadan.

According to the statement signed by the Head of Corporate Affairs, Oodua Investment Company, Ltd (OICL), Mr Victor Ayetoro, the incident happened on Wednesday morning.

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“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.

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“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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