Four HND graduates whose names were given as David, Sunday, Ayo and Ogbekedo died in a well they agreed to dig at Zango quaters in Kabba in Kogi State on Monday, the 1st of April. The deceased persons were popularly known for their specialty in digging wells in the area.
Reports say, a primary school teacher, Mrs Agnes Baiyere, had hired David, to dig a well in front of her newly constructed building in the area. David then invited three other of his colleagues to execute the job. They were said to have dug the well up to about 25 feet for about a week and even plastered the outer part of the well when two of them went back at night to evacuate some broken blocks that fell into the well.
One of them was said to have complained of dizziness after entering the well, and this led his companion to enter the well to help him, but the two became trapped and were unable to get out of the well. The remaining two men rushed to the scene and attempted to rescue their trapped colleagues. Sadly as they got into the well, they were trapped in the well and could not come out.
Members of staff of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, (AEDC), Kabba office, who were around the area when the incident happened, helped evacuate the remains of the four deceased persons.
An eyewitness said one of the deceased opened his eyes as thye were being rushed to the General Hospital in Kabba, but died said moments before stepping into the hospital. One of the sympathisers said David, who attended the new month service in his church on the fateful day, just got married after completing his NYSC last year.
The remains of the deceased were said to have been deposited in the mortuary of the Kabba General hospital.