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Excavator worker submerged in water, dies in Niger State

An Excavator worker identified as Daniel from Okpella, Edo state was submerged in water in the early hours of today. gathered that Daniel works night shift as an excavator operator in Zungeru hydro power project ZHPP, a Chinese company in Zungeru, Niger State.

The ugly incident which happened around 2am in the morning was due to the heavy rainfall and the pit he was excavating was becoming filled with water. So they were asked to stop working and decided to move the machine out of the water logged pit but water rose so fast to a height of more than 30 meters, covering only the man and about 4 other machines.

As at the time of filing this report, efforts are being made to drain the water with pumping machines and recover the body.

See photos below:

The pit where he was submerged with the machines

Sympathizers at the scene

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