At last! Worker dies in Lagos drainage

CITIZENS COMPASS – After five days of search and rescue by emergency responders in Lagos,, a worker who got trapped in an  underground tunnel around the Onipanu area of the State was eventually recovered dead on Friday.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) confirmed the death in a statement.

LASEMA through its Permanent Secretary, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the deceased was recovered dead on Friday evening.

After five days of painstaking, tedious, and energy-sapping operations, the team remained determined and focused on the rescue operation.

“At about 5:53 p.m. on Friday, May 10, the victim was recovered dead from the underground drainage and tunnel.

The recovered body was immediately bagged by the agency’s officials and handed over to LAMATA Drain Ducks,” he said.

NAN reports that the agency had received a distress call from residents and bystanders at Onipanu Bus Stop regarding a drain duck man working for LAMATA who got trapped in the underground tunnel.

Information gathered revealed that the deceased, Mr Tajudeen Amololo, 59, got trapped in an attempt to clear a blocked portion of the underground drainage to allow free flow of drainage water. 




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