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Photos: Two Die While Cleaning Underground Fuel Tank At Fagbems Filling Station In Berger Lagos

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Photos: Two Die While Cleaning Underground Fuel Tank At Fagbems Filling Station In Berger Lagos

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March 26, 2016 – Pictures: Two Die While Cleaning Underground Fuel Tank At Fagbems Petrol Station In Ojodu Berger Lagos

At least 2 men died yesterday at Ojodu Berger while working at a popular filling station in the area.

A man simply identified as United was cleaning the underground tank as part of the routine maintenance exercise of the station. He died after inhaling the gas emitted from the tank.

Hours later when he refused to come out, his boss called him but he didn’t answer. His lack of response forced 30-year-old Mr Ipaye Adekunle to move into the underground tank but he didn’t come out either.

After several hours of no-show, the gas station attendants called emergency responders.

Two dead bodies were pulled out from the underground tank around 6am yesterday.

None of the victims used nose mask while cleaning the underground fuel tank.

Their corpses have been deposited at Lagos Mainland Hospital. See photos from the scene of the tragedy…



  1. Mae

    March 26, 2016 at 6:57 AM

    Na wa o

  2. figer

    March 26, 2016 at 7:26 AM

    I tink d tank has not been cleaned for longtime,an d poisonous odour inside d tank was so strong, an hw can they went inside without covering their nose an using proper cleaning kits

  3. ademola dasola

    March 26, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    So sad

  4. fifelomo

    March 26, 2016 at 7:51 AM

    God! Mchew rip to the dead.

  5. my lady

    March 26, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    eiyaaaah! rip

  6. Maryf

    March 26, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    So terrible, RIP.

  7. D Hunter

    March 26, 2016 at 8:50 AM

    One prblm in 9ja is dat almost evry work in Nigeria is done manually. I tink we rily need 2 change some systems of work for safety measures.

    Dia ar certain tins dat rily calls 4 machine power.

    I don go sef.

  8. me

    March 26, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    Rip bros

  9. Jojo

    March 26, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    I don’t know why we use fire brigade approach in everything we do. How can you send somebody to clean an underground fuel tank without mask and protective clothing , if they had not died from inhaling the poisonous fumes they would have succeeded in destroying some of their internal organs. I just tire for our stupidity.

  10. me

    March 26, 2016 at 9:10 AM

    Pls how do I send information/video or pictures to dis page

  11. sola olaniyi

    March 26, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    so sad

  12. Aba boy

    March 26, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    ignorance is a disease the manager of that filling station should be arrested or sued for complacency knowing people have to clean the underground reservoir he should have provided masks for them and those guys should’ve lightened up knowing the kind of job they’re into should’ve gotten masks for themselves we Nigerians need to lighten up and not take our lives for granted RIP to them but their families must be compensated

  13. my lady

    March 26, 2016 at 10:46 AM

    its a pity . I feel saddened to read a about these hardworking men who died while trying to put food on their tables. rip bros

  14. Olanrewaju

    March 26, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    Sad story….They should have make up of a nose mask….RIP

  15. Olanrewaju

    March 26, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    They should have make use of a nose mask

  16. Amazon

    March 26, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    So sad RIP

  17. betty

    March 26, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    Painful death

  18. Precious

    March 26, 2016 at 2:35 PM


  19. chyna

    March 26, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    So sad

  20. emmanuel adebanjo

    March 26, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    It’s a pity for these two nigerians, may their soul RIP..amen, we have a long way to go in nigeria, their death will be caused by inhalation of H2S, which could have been avoided through proper risk assessment because the tank is a confined space.

  21. John Emeka

    March 26, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    out of carelessness… some pple never realise we only live once

  22. Sunny

    March 26, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Wow! So sad, may their souls rip

  23. Metu Nyetu

    March 26, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    Too bad they overlooked what JHA(job hazard analysis) recommends for this kind of work.

  24. Ebere toyin

    March 27, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    the person that sent them should also be asked to dothe same, i believe he know that he should have used meachine to clean that tank instead of sending two poor uneducated area boys to do that, he was trying to save some money to can you ask a human being to go and clean such a place.ok, now you have lost two people, what next? it still must be clean? now ,with what?

  25. Ade

    March 28, 2016 at 9:55 AM

    RIP…All petro-chemical workers shud be provided with tools and necessary equipment

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