One person died and four escaped death narrowly when a quarry collapsed in Tigania Central Sub-County of Meru County on Tuesday afternoon.
The deceased was among five who were cutting building bricks in a quarry in Mulika location Mikinduri ward when the walls collapsed on him while his colleagues survived by a whisker.
Eye witnesses said efforts to save him were futile because no excavator was nearby and the roads to the place are un-motorable.
Residents of the area are calling on the county government to construct roads in the area to avoid such incidents in the future.
They also called on the county government to provide an insurance cover to the quarry workers.
By Kamanja Maeria