In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 24th, June, 2020

Heartbreaking Story Of Two Hairdressers Who Have been Killed By Generator Fumes In Lagos

Heartbreaking Story Of Two Hairdressers Who Were Killed By Generator Fumes In Lagos

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Tragedy struck within the Ogba space of Lagos State, on Monday, after two hairdressers, recognized as Temitope Olagunju and one Baraka, had been discovered useless within the store the place they labored.

PUNCH Metro learnt third lady, an apprentice, was discovered unconscious and rushed to a normal hospital, the place she is receiving remedy.

It was gathered that the three ladies had turned on the generator and had been watching tv.

Shortly after, it began raining they usually took the generator to a small enclosure in entrance of the store.

Just a few hours later, their boss’ husband went to the store and met the three of them unconscious.

Our correspondent learnt that he rushed them to a hospital, the place two of them had been pronounced useless and the third was admitted.

Temitope’s sister, Afusat, advised PUNCH Metro that the deceased had been taken to Ilogbo, Ogun State, for burial in accordance with Islamic rites.

She, nonetheless, stated there could possibly be extra to the dying of the 26-year-old, who was married with a baby.

Afusat said, “Temitope used to go to work within the morning and return house at night time. We lived collectively. She began working within the store nearly three weeks in the past.

“We had been known as round 7am on Tuesday that she died within the store. We had been advised that her boss was not round when the incident occurred.

“Nevertheless, the boss’ husband stated Temitope and her co-worker died. He stated he had gone to present them cash for meals when he found that two of them had been useless, however the third woman was foaming within the mouth.

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“He stated the fumes of the generator they had been utilizing killed them. He additionally advised us that he took them to a number of hospitals.”

Our correspondent was advised that whereas the household was making ready Temitope’s corpse for burial, blood spurted out from her nostrils.

Footage despatched to PUNCH Metro confirmed that the white material with which she was wrapped for burial was soaked in blood.

Afusat puzzled why the case was reported on the Purple Home Police Station, Iju Ishaga, and never at a station round Ogba, the place the incident occurred.

“The police launched the person instantly. When he was known as to return to the station this morning, they solely requested him to boost cash for the burial,”
she added.

Temitope’s mother and father, who stay in Abuja, requested the police to analyze the incident additional and never blame their daughter’s dying on generator fumes.

Her mom, Bolanle Akesode, prayed that the third sufferer, who’s unconscious, would come spherical to present particulars of what occurred.

“The husband of the lady, who owns the store, is asking us to not escalate the matter and that we will settle it amicably,”
she stated.

Round 5pm on Tuesday, our correspondent was knowledgeable that Temitope had been buried with a couple of relations in attendance as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident, stated it occurred within the daytime and there have been many witnesses.

He defined that the victims might need died from inhaling generator fumes.

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Elkana said, “It occurred round 2pm on Monday whereas it was raining. Due to the rain, the victims locked the glass window of the store and took the generator to a small extension in entrance of the store. They additional shut the glass entrance door. They weren’t doing something, so that they slept off.

“One in every of them, who awoke and doubtless realised the supply of their downside, crawled to the place the place the generator was to show it off. However she couldn’t make it; she collapsed together with her hand on the generator. That was the place her corpse was discovered.

“The husband of the proprietor of the store was getting back from work and determined to cease by to verify on his spouse when he noticed the ladies from the clear glass and raised the alarm. Folks introduced automobiles and tried to avoid wasting their lives. However two died and one continues to be hospitalised.

“When the proprietor of the store heard about it, she slumped and was rushed to hospital.”


Supply: PUNCH Metro

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