A huge heap of sand caved in on Monday at Ologuneru area in Ido Local Government area of Oyo State, killing a man dead and leaving two others seriously injured.
The incident happened at Carpenter Bus stop, on Ibadan-Eruwa road, Ologuneru, Ibadan at about 5:20pm.
According to eye witnesses, the men were at the site loading sand into a truck when the heap of sand they were scooping from, susdenly collapsed on them and their truck.
Men from the Federal Road Safety Corps, policemen and NEMA officials were said to have responded swiftly to save two of the victims.
An eye witness said when the heap collapsed on the man, “one of them was immediately rescued with bruises on his head. He was taken to that 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. We don’t know if he can survive. 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.”