The Police Command in Enugu State has confirmed the death of eight construction workers in an underground water safety tank at Igogoro village in Enugu-Ezike, Igboeze North Local Government.
Its Spokesman , Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu said that the incident occurred “around 6 p.m.” on Monday, July 22.
According to the police, one of the construction workers, while trying to evacuate water, got trapped inside the underground tank at the site.
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 quoted Suleiman Balarabe, the Commissioner of Police in the south-eastern state, as expressing shock over the incident which he described as “unfortunate”.
Meanwhile, the remains of the victims had been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary.