Friday, September 30, 2022

28-year-old Jigawa Man Dies After He Was Accidentally Buried Alive In A Heap Of Sand

Umar Sale, 28, lost his life after being buried alive while working in a trench to shovel out sand in Jigawa State’s Taura Local Government Area.

The incident took place in Majia town on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at around 2:00 pm, when the young man was digging out sand to repair his mud house that had been partially demolished by severe downpour.

The event was confirmed in a statement released on Wednesday by Adamu Shehu, the NSCDC Jigawa command’s spokesperson.

“The father of three was digging sand from a ditch situated about a kilometer away from Majia town to fix his mud house that was partly destroyed by the heavy downpour recently recorded when the sand above him slide and buried him alive,” he stated.

“His first cry for help was heard by some people farming around the area and rushed to his rescue.

“Unfortunately, he died at the spot because of the weight of the sand and his inability to breathe. His body was recovered and thereafter released to his family for proper burial.

“Meanwhile, investigation revealed that the incident is not the first to occur in the same ditch, because there were recorded cases of similar death as such the community were advised in their best interest to refrain from extracting or digging sand from the ditch.” he added.

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