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Two trapped, die inside diesel reservoir in Kano



Two middle-aged men at Baban Gwari Roundabout on Katsina road in Kano, lost their lives after being trapped and suffocated inside a reservoir tank.

The Public Relation Officer (PRO), Kano State Fire Service, PFS Saminu Yusuf Abdullahi, made this known in a statement made available to the press on Sunday.

According to him, the Kano State Fire Service promptly responded to an emergency call and arrived at the scene minutes later.

He however added that upon arrival, the fire service personnel discovered the victims, identified as Philip Osando (40 years old) and Philip Emernual (35 years old).

“Both individuals were employees of Roadside Digital Advertising Display Board company and were engaged in clearing the diesel reservoir for refilling.”

He further disclosed that while they were inside the tank, they suffered a sudden loss of consciousness due to suffocation.

The truck driver, who arrived at the site, raised the alarm when attempts to reach the victims via phone were unsuccessful.

All efforts were made to rescue the victims, but they were already unconscious, adding that despite their rescue, both individuals were pronounced dead shortly after.

He said that Inspector Abubakar Surajo of the Dala Police Division received the deceased individuals, assuring that thorough investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident.

The PRO stated that the Kano State Fire Service always emphasized the importance of placing safety as a top priority and urged the public to exercise caution in all tasks undertaken.

He stressed that double-checking and adhering to proper safety protocols can significantly reduce the risk of such tragic incidents.


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