2 labourers die while trying to retrieve phone from well


Tragedy struck in Anaye village, Emure Area of Emure Local Government
Area of Ekiti State, yesterday, when two young labourers fell into a
very deep well and were dispatched into early graves.
The deceased, identified as Foluso Ajayi aka Vosco and a young Ebira
man popularly called Alhaji, were labourers hired by a yet-to-be
identified man who has a farm in Anaye village.
It was gathered that one of the deceased had attempted to retrieve his
cell phone which fell into the well while he was fetching water to
Speaking on the unfortunate incident, a source who pleaded anonymity
said, “He fell into the well and couldn’t return and we guess his
partner had also attempted to save his colleague when he also fell
into the well and died.”
Daily Post correspondent witnessed how the five hired Hausa men
brought up the bodies of the two men. The Hausa men had to tie ropes
on their necks before drawing their bodies out of the deep well.
Asked how deep the well is, a middle-aged man in the community said it
would be about 16 rings deep.
Meanwhile, policemen attached to the Emure divisional police station,
have commenced investigations into the incident.

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