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policeliTWO PERSONS were
confirmed dead in a confined
underground fuel tank at
Berger area of Lagos, according
to the Lagos State Emergency
Management Authority,
The two deceased male, who
were identified as Adekunle
Ipaye and another nicknamed
‘United’, died on Good Friday
while carrying out underground
cleaning and renovation of
the tank of a petrol station
(Fagbemi) located at Oando bus
stop Berger.
LASEMA Spokesperson,
Mr. Michael Akindele, said
investigation conducted by the
agency’s Emergency Response
Team, ERT, at the accident
scene, disclosed that the
two victims died as result of
suffocation and gas emission
inside the underground tank at
about 6:10am Friday.
He said they were confirmed
death by the Lagos State Fire
Services and LASEMA’s ERT
that recovered the bodies and
added that State Environmental
Health Monitoring Unit
evacuated the bodies to the
Lagos Mainland Hospital
He stated that proper
investigation would be
conducted to ascertain what
led to the incident, while
warning contractors to use
right equipment and adhere to
other safety precautions while
carrying out underground
cleaning and other duties.

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