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Generating set fume kills three in Edo


Some generating sets

Three persons have died of generating set fume at Agharese Adu street, off Sapele road in Ikpoba-Okha local council of Edo State.

The deceased were found dead by two other occupants of the flat around 3:00a.m. yesterday morning. It was gathered that two ladies were visitors of the man who was found naked in his room.

One of the deceased female was found dead lying in the lobby, while the other was lying down on the bed with her shoes on.

According to an eyewitness, it was the brothers of the deceased male that returned home from a party that raised the alarm when he found the bodies.

The bodies of the deceased were later taken to the morgue by policemen from Etete Police Division. The generating set from which the fume emerged was found in the kitchen of the house.


Spokesman for the Edo State Police Command, DSP Moses Nkombe, confirmed the incident and said investigation would unravel what caused the death. He said it was a case of sudden and natural death.

“Until doctors’ report comes out, it is like they died of generator fume. One of the occupants of the room died. The flat is occupied by three guys. The two senior ones went to a party and when they returned, they saw that the door was locked. They had to raise an alarm.”

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