Tragedy as two people drown inside well in Ile-Ife

Two unidentified laborers lost their lives in Ile-Ife after drowning while trying to retrieve a bucket from a well.

The men were working at a construction site in the town when the incident occurred around 1:09 pm opposite Ilesa Motor Park along the Ife-Ilesa Expressway.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps spokesperson, Kehinde Adeleke, confirmed that the bodies of the laborers were recovered by NSCDC operatives and the Federal Fire Service.

In her words, “A tragic incident happened today, Thursday, 6th June, 2024, Opposite Ilesa Motor Park along Ife-Ilesa road, Ile-Ife around 1309hours. Two middle-aged men from Iwo were engaged as workmen on a building project opposite Ilesa Motor Park, Ile-Ife.

“The unfortunate incident happened when the two workmen were fetching water from a deep well and the fetcher accidentally fell into the well.“

According to eyewitness accounts, one of the workmen, in an attempt to retrieve the fetcher, entered the well, but unfortunately, he got trapped and drowned.

“An attempt at rescue made by the second workman got him drowned inside the deep well also. Corpses of the two men were retrieved through the joint efforts of NSCDC and Federal Fire Service operatives.”

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