A man attempting to steal petrol (Premium Motor Spirit) from a stationary fuel tanker in Magboro area of Lagos was consumed by fume and eventually died inside it.
Rasak Fadipe, Director of Lagos State Fire Service, on Tuesday said they recovered the man’s body, which was handed to police officers from Magboro Division.
“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,” he said.
Moreover, Fadipe said another male corpse was recovered from a deep well of about 150 feet, which the man fell into on Monday night. The second incident happened at Iju Isahga area of the state.
“We got information that a male adult fell into a deep well of about 150ft deep at Iju Road, besides Skye Bank. Our men mobilized 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,” he said.