Tragedy struck on Monday at a construction site in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, as eight construction workers died inside an underground water tanker.
This was disclosed in a statement on Tuesday by the state police spokesman, Ebere Amairazu
State Police Command said on Tuesday that eight persons were found dead in an underground water safety tank in the Igboeze North Local Government Area of the state.
Amaraizu stated: “A yet-to-be-identified worker on the site had on that fateful day gone to evacuate water from the said tank, but got trapped in the tank in the process.
“After waiting for the victim to come out and he did not; other victims started going into the said tank to offer help, but they were also trapped and became unconscious.”
According to the police spokesperson, the victims were later recovered by some sympathisers and police personnel, who raced to the scene and rushed them to the General Hospital, Ogurute, where the doctor on duty pronounced them dead.
Continuing, Amaraizu said the state Commissioner of Police, Suleiman Balarabe, had expressed shock at the incident, which he described as unfortunate.
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