By Demola Akinyemi
Ilorin – Tragedy struck weekend in Ilorin when a 37 years old Carpenter, Kamaldeen Salawu and his 19 years old apprentice, Jamiu Rahman suffocated to death in a soak-away.
The incident which occurred at Ile Jamada Compound in Adabata area of lwara state capital elicited weeping and wailing in the area when the lifeless bodies of the duo were brought out from the soak-away.
Eye witness account told Vanguard thatÂ they both fell into the pit andÂ died while trying to remove planks from a newly constructed soak-away.
OneÂ Baba Salawu who spoke with newsmen said that the late carpenter Kamaldeen Salawu was contracted by one man in Ile Jamada to help him prepare planks for the construction of a new soak-away in his house.
He said that on Friday, the carpenter and his apprentice told him that they were going for their daily job, but they did disclose their destination until later in the day when their family members were looking for them to come and break their fast.
â€œAfter all efforts were made to locate them, the man who contracted them to work for him later discovered on Saturday their lifeless bodies in a soak-awayâ€ he said.
Meanwhile the spoke person of kwara state Police Command, Mr. Dabo Ezekiel confirmed the incident saying that the police have swung into action to unravel the tragedy.