Man dies after falling into well while dredging


A 43-year-old man on Tuesday tragically fell into a well and lost his life in the Egbejila neighborhood of Ilorin, located in the Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The man who was found dead in the well was identified as Abdulqadir Murtala of a compound opposite the Oniguguru compound, the Oko-Erin area, Ilorin.

Abdulqadir Murtala, a well digger, reportedly fell into a well while he was working behind Global Primary and Secondary School in Bayi Community in the Egbejila area of Ilorin.

Hassan Adekunle, the spokesperson for the fire service in a statement, said, “The incident occurred this (Tuesday) morning around 10.30 am and the Brigade was summoned through a telephone call by one Mr David, a resident of the area.

“However, firemen were able to recover the dead body from the well and later handed it over to one Mr Mohammed Abdulwasiu, a family member of the deceased.”

“According to the report, the victim went to re-dredge a well and during the process of dredging, one of his legs slipped off the ground and he eventually tumbled into the well.”

Hassan Adekunle, the spokesman for the Kwara State Fire Service, said that the Director of the service, Falade Olumuyiwa, expressed sadness over the incident and urged the public to be more careful in their daily activities.