Two staff of The Nigeria Telecommunication Limited (NITEL) have lost their lives after a telecommunication mast collapsed in Kastina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State on Wednesday, January 19.
The workers were seven in number atop the mast located at NITEL premises near Takum junction in Kastina-Ala. They were reportedly trying to dismantle the mast when it collapsed.
Chairman of Kastina-Ala LGA, Alfred Atera confirmed the incident, adding that five others were rushed to the hospital.
“They had loosed one side of the mast when the other part collapsed. Two of them died instantly while five others were taken to the hospital.”
Benue police command spokesperson, Catherine Anene also confirmed the incident. She said;
“Two people died. Others are in the hospital.”