The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, LSFS, Rasak Fadipe, revealed on Tuesday that two bodies were recovered by the service from a petrol tanker and a deep well on Monday in the state.
According to him, an unidentified man, who attempted to steal petrol from a stationary tanker, was suffocated by the fumes and died in the process.
Fadipe told reporters, “The tanker was parked opposite Morogbo Police Station, along the Badagry Expressway. The dead man was removed at about 5pm on Monday and was handed over to Morogbo police men.”
The LSFS director added that the service also recovered the body of another unidentified man, who fell into a deep well of about 150 feet on Monday night.
Fadipe said the incident happened at Iju Isahga area of the state, adding that it was very difficult for them to retrieve the body.
He said, “We got information that a male adult fell into a deep well of about 150ft deep at Iju Road, besides Skye Bank. Our men mobilised and went there immediately, but were able to retrieve the body many hours later on Monday.
“The well is located at a virgin land, no one knows what the victim was looking for before falling into the well.”