Two people died while three others sustained injuries after a pit collapsed on them while they were digging for building soil in Baruma village of Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
The spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Abdul Jinjiri, told Daily Trust that the incident occurred yesterday around 1:40 pm.
He added that Mati Bako, 17, and Tanimu Kwalle, 25, died on the spot while Sani Haruna, 31, Aliyu Yusuf, 30 and Nazifi Yusuf sustained injuries.
“Police received the information of an incident involving five people, all males. Two out of the victims died on the spot while three others were injured and now receiving treatment in the hospital,” he said.