Umahi Visits Mining Site Where Vehicle Plunged Inside, Spends 2 Hours (Photos)

Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Sunday, visited the mining site where a vehicle plunged inside and a yet-to-be identified number of passengers still trapped inside.

IGBERE TV gathered that the Governor who visited the mining site where the ugly incident happened yesterday came with functional crane and spent over two hours trying to get more divers to rescue the accident victims.

Speaking with Igbere TV correspondent, a middle aged man, Mr Monday Igboke identified the vehicle as a Volkswagen Golf Car.

According to him, “the vehicle is a Volkswagen Golf Car. Since yesterday, we have been trying to recover the car but all our efforts proved abortive.”

“This evening, the Governor arrived with a crane to rescue the victims but because of the deepness of the pit, divers are finding it difficult to connect the vehicle to the crane”.

“There was a point the divers connected the vehicle to the crane but the rope cut and the vehicle fell inside again.”

“Governor immediately mobilised for more divers to come and help connect it back so that the vehicle can be recovered.”

IGBERE TV gathered that the  pit is over 36fts deep as other residents of the area appreciated the effort of the State Government for coming to the mining site with a crane to recover the vehicle.

Governor Umahi was accompanied to the mining site with his Deputy, Barrister Kelechi Eric Igwe and other top dignitaries in the State.

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