4 injured as Quarry collapses on workers

Oyo State
Oyo State

No fewer than four persons suffered varying degrees of injuries when an unnamed quarry site suddenly caved in on the workers in Ibadan, Monday afternoon.

The unnamed quarry site located around Camp Area, Gbopa, Ologuneru, Ido local government, Ibadan, Oyo state capital city is said to be manned by unknown workers.

Sources, who pleaded anonymity, hinted the workers had reported for duties with trucks scrapping ‘filler sand’ when heap of sand collapsed on the workers suddenly.

Passersby who noticed the scene quickly stormed the site in rescue effort while those rescued were said to have been rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, in a patrol van belonging to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

It was gathered the site, which had become a beehive of activities for local miners and some traders, was thrown into mourning when the alarm of the incident went round.

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An officer of the FRSC, Oyo State Command , who does not want his name in print noted that the patrol van had to support the rescue effort when a distress call was placed on the officers on patrol within the vicinity by conveying the injured victims from the scene to the UCH for treatment.

The source also confirms that, although a distress call was made to the state headquarters of the corps, but that on getting to the scene, the team discovered that the incident was not road accident-related but a mining site caving in around Ologunerun area in Ibadan.

As at the time of filing this report, there had not been a further brief on the state of the victims.

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