Four persons, comprising three men and a lady, were found dead in a two-bedroom apartment in Asaba, the Delta State capital, on Wednesday.
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The lifeless bodies of the victims at Rich Man Garden Estate, behind Anglican Girls Grammar School, Asaba, reportedly took neighbours by surprise, as they suspected their death may not be unconnected with generator fumes.
The generator was said to have been kept at the balcony of their apartment.
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Neighbours invited the police when they noticed that no one had come out of the apartment in 24 hours.
Upon arrival, the police broke the door and discovered that the fifth victim, simply identified as Maxwell, was unconscious and rushed him to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, where he was placed on oxygen.
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Hafiz Inuwa, the commissioner of police, who confirmed the incident, said an investigation has been launched, adding that “the unconscious victim, if he survives, will be useful to give more information to assist operatives to unravel the cause of the mass deaths.”