Thursday, August 1, 2019
Advertisement

Eight construction workers die in Enugu underground tank

Eight construction workers die in Enugu underground tank
July 23
22:20 2019
Advertisement

The Enugu police command says eight construction workers died at an underground water safety tank in the state.

Ebere Amaraizu, the command’s public relations officer, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

He said the incident occurred around 6pm at a building construction site at Igogoro village in Enugu-Ezike, Igboeze north local government area, on Monday.

“From what we gathered, one of the construction workers, while trying to evacuate water, got trapped inside the underground tank at the site,” the statement said.

“After waiting for the worker for some time, the other workers went to offer help but also got trapped and became unconscious.

“They were later rescued and rushed to the General Hospital, Ogurute, where the doctor on duty confirmed them dead.”

Amaraizu said Suleiman Balarabe, the state commissioner of police, expressed shock over the incident which he described as “unfortunate”.

He added that the police commissioner had ordered for a thorough investigation into the incident.

“The Commissioner has ordered a full scale investigation into the incident,” he said.

According to the statement, the remains of the victims had been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2019 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

August 01, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement