Tragedy struck at Berger area of Lagos when two male adults were trapped in an underground tank during a cleaning exercise carried out by a gas station in the early hours of yesterday [Mar. 25].
It was gathered that the victims were contractors engaged to renovate the underground tank of the gas station. Unfortunately this turned sour as the two workers were later recovered dead yesterday.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that the gas station Fagbems was undergoing renovation as at the time of the incident when the victims, simply identified as Adekunle Ipaye and "United” who were cleaning the confined underground tank of the gas station got suffocated due to the confinement. Their bodies were later recovered by the state Emergency Response Team ERT, and deposited in the morgue.
It was gathered that their death spurred immediate investigations by the ERT which revealed that they died as a result of suffocation and gas emission inside the underground tank.
The incident was confirmed by both Lagos State Fire Service and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA. LASEMA boss Michael Akindele who confirmed the incident warned contractors to always adhere to safety rules in the state. Akindele said proper investigation would be conducted to ascertain the cause of the incident.