Sunday, May 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Three persons have died as a result of inhaling fume from a generator in Benin, capital of Edo State.
The incident allegedly occurred at Adu Street, off Sapele Road, in Ikpoba-Okha local government area.
A generator from which the fume was suspected to have emerged was found in the house kitchen.
The deceased, two females and one male, were said to have been found dead by two other occupants of the flat at about 3am Sunday morning.
It was gathered that the two females who were allegedly found naked in the room of the deceased male, were his visitors.
One of the deceased females was said to have found lying dead at the lobby while the other was lying down on the bed with her shoes on.
It was gathered that brothers to the deceased male who returned home from a party that raised the alarm.
Bodies of the deceased have been taken to the morgue by policemen from Etete Police Division.
The spokesman for the Edo State Police Command, DSP Moses Nkombe, confirmed the incident and said investigation would unravel what caused the deaths.
He said the real cause of the death of the deceased would be revealed when “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 boys. The two senior ones went to a party and when they returned, they saw that the door was locked. They had to raise alarm,” he said.