Construction tragedy: Two buried alive in trench

Trench. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Trench. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Two Unik Construction workers died on Friday morning while another escaped death by a whisker sustaining a fractured left leg after a 4.2-metre deep trench they were digging to install water pipes caved in. 

The trio was part of the Unik Construction team that was working at a watercourse near Mosope River when the soil caved in on them at around 11am, burying them alive. According to the police, the duo, both residents of Moshupa village, was trapped underground for at least an hour before their bodies were recovered.

Moshupa assistant police station commander, assistant superintendent Goitsemang Sekgabo said the deceased are a 33-year-old woman of Diboto ward and a 40-year-old man of Mmaseetsele ward in Moshupa. Sekgabo stated that the deceased met their fate when they were underground levelling the trench to install water pipes.

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