Two middle aged men , working at a quarry site in Ibadan lost their lives on Monday when the quarry suddenly caved in on the workers at Ologuneru, along Eleyele-Eruwa road area of the city.
Many others who were said to be working at the site also suffered varying decrees of injuries .
The Oyo state sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp, Corps commander, Chukwurah Uche confirmed this to newsmen in Ibadan.
According to her, “our officials were alerted by the residents of the area around 3pm that a quarry had caved-in and two people lost their lives.
“We evacuated their corpses to a mortuary while the third person who sustained injury was taken to the hospital,” Uche added.
The accident which happened at Carpenter Bus stop, Ologuneru, attracted scores of sympathisers who thronged the spot.
Many sympathisers were seen gathered at the scene of the incident, discussing about the sad development in hush tones.
Three men, according to an eye witness, were at the site packing sand into a truck when the heap of sand which is about two-storey building high, suddenly caved in and covered the three men below.
Eyewitness said aside FRSC, officials of the Nigerian Police and National Emergency Management Agency also stormed the area for possible rescue operation.
There were unconfirmed reports that no fewer than seven men had died in similar circumstances at the place.
He said, “three men were covered by the heap of sand. Three of them were loading that truck with sand when the sand collapsed on them and the truck.
“One of them was immediately rescued with bruises on his head. He was taken to the hospital. But, the remaining two were covered completely and there were no equipment to pack the sand.
“We had to use their shovels before they brought that loader. By the time help came, one man was completely dead while the other one was still breathing died thereafter.
“They have been warned to stay away from this place. It is a dangerous venture for someone to stay under this heap. Their names are Wale and Yemi. That Adeyemi just left this place now. He wanted to borrow our digger but we were using it and he then joined them where they were loading,” he said.