By OLAKUNLE OLAFIOYE
TRAGEDY struck on Friday as two men reportedly died in an underground tank at a filling station located at Berger area of Lagos.
The deceased identified as Adekunle Ipaye and the other simply identified as United, Sunday Sun gathered died as a result of suffocation and gas emission inside the underground tank at 6.10a.m on Friday.
The deceased were said to be cleaning the tank and also carrying out renovation works when the incident happened.
Men of the Lagos State Fire Service and Emergency Response Team (ERT) of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA recovered the bodies of the victims.
The corpses were said to have been deposited at Lagos Mainland Hospital Mortuary.
LASEMA General Manager, Mr. Michael Akindele said proper investigation would be conducted to ascertain what led to the incident.
He, however, warned contractors to use the right equipment and also urged them to adhere to other safety precautions while carrying out underground cleaning and other duties.