There’s palpable fear that miners have been killed after a mineral deposit popularly known as Tojir Mine collapsed at Duejime area, near Anyiin of Logo Local Government area of Benue State on Tuesday.
TheNewsGuru.com, (TNG) reports that eyewitnesses in the area, indicate the accident occurred at the mine site while the victims were working in the mine.
According to Baba Ngutor in a Telephone conversation said that three of the workers died instantly while others were seriously injured and were transferred to a hospital in Anyiin.
It was further gathered that one of the workers who managed to escape from the scene unhurt informed locals who mobilised to rescue the victims.
Meanwhile, Council Chairman of Logo LGA, Terseer Agber who confirmed the report however said neither he nor the state government knew anything about the mining operation in the area.
The Logo council boss who spoke to newsmen by telephone however, confirmed three persons killed and one other injured in the mining disaster.
But when contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sewuase Anene said she was yet to receive any report on the accident.