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Tragedy as four die inside well in Kogi


Tragedy struck yesterday in Kabba, headquarters of Kabba/Bunu Local Council of Kogi State, as four Higher National Diploma (HND) graduates who specialised in digging wells died after the well they were engaged to renovate caved in.

The names of the deceased are David, Sunday, Ayo and Ogbekedo, with two of them from the same parents.

An eyewitness said the tragedy occurred at Zango Quarters in Kabba where a primary schoolmistress, Mrs. Agnes Baiyere, had contracted them to dig the well in front of her newly-constructed four-bedroom apartment.

The woman was said to have contracted one of them, David, who invited others to join him in digging the well.

Work was said to have been completed when two of them returned yesterday to evacuate some broken blocks that fell into the well.

However, when one of them entered into the well, he was said to have complained of dizziness, following which another came to his aid.

The two were said to have been trapped in the well and could not come out.

As the news filtered round, the two other workers, who were said to have made for the site to rescue their colleagues, were also trapped and could not come out.

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