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Tragedy as Four Graduates Perish in a Well in Kogi

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Four HND graduates who specialize in digging Wells sunk and died after digging a well in kabba, headquarters kabba/ bunu local government area of kogi state.

The deceased names were given as David, Sunday, Ayo and Ogbekedo with two of them from the same parents

According to an eye witness account, the tragedy occurred at zango quarters kabba on Monday where a primary school mistress, Mrs Agnes Baiyere had contracted the desceased to dig a well in the front of her newly constructed four bedroom apartment.

The woman, a teacher in St Mary’s primary school, kabba was said to have earlier contracted one of the deceased named David who had invited other of his colleagues to dig the well.

The about 25 feet well which was dug for about a week was said to have been completed with all the finishing done as the well cover had been put in place and the outer part of the well plastered when two of them went back Monday evening at about 6 pm 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 which led to the other person quickly coming to the aid of his friend, but the two were mysteriously trapped into the well and could not come out.

As the news filtered round, the two other workers were said to have immediately raced to the well to rescue their colleagues, but they were also trapped and could not come out.

As the land lady and tenants began to wail, it drew the attention of sympathisers to the scene who at this point became so much afraid as rumour of ‘mummy water’ rent the air.

Staff of Abuja Electricity distribution company, kabba office were said to have been contacted who raced to the scene with their ladder with which the remains of the four deceased persons were evacuated.

The account said as they were been rushed to the general hospital kabba, one of the deceased opened his eyes after a certain pastor offered intensed prayers but he gave up as they were stepping into the hospital.

A woman described one of the deceased which he identified as David, and a member of her church as very gentle and hard-working.

She said David and his colleagues used this vocation to train themselves up to HND level, and David just got married after completing his NYSC last year. He was said to have attended the new month service in his church that day.

Meanwhile, the land lady of the house, was said to have collapsed on sighting the evacuated corpses and has since been rushed to the hospital where she is now receiving treatment.

The remains of the deceased whose ages ranged from 30- 35 have been deposited at the morgue of the general hospital kabba for autopsy.

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