Two NITEL workers killed, five injured as mast falls

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Two employees of the Nigeria Telecommunication Limited (NITEL) have died after a mast collapsed in Kastina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.

The workers were seven atop the mast trying to dismantle it when it collapsed.

The incident happened at NITEL premises near Takum junction in Kastina-Ala.

The chairman of Kastina-Ala LGA, Alfred Atera, confirmed that five others were rushed to the hospital.

He said: “They had loosed one side of the mast when the other part collapsed. Two of them died instantly while five others were rushed to the hospital.”

Benue police command spokesperson, Catherine Anene also confirmed the incident.

“Two people died. Others are in the hospital,” she said.

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