From: ABBA BASHIR; Khadijah Aliyu
The Kano state fire service has confirmed the death of two people, who suffocated while washing a diesel reservoir tank, at Katsina road by Baban Gwari roundabout,Fagge local government area.
The Public Relations officer,Kano state fire service , Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi,made the disclosure to newsmen in Kano.
According to him,the agency recieved an emergency call from inspector Abubakar Surajo that two men, 40 year old Philip Osando and 35 year Philip Emmanuel were trapped in a diesel reservoir tank.
Saminu said,reports indicate that, the two men,both staff of an outdoor advertising agency were instructed to purify the tank to receive diesel.
The public relations officer noted that,all efforts to reach them by the truck driver conveying the diesel proved abortive,which prompted him to raise alarm.
He pointed out that, on arrival the rescue team evacuated them unconscious, and conveyed them to a healthcare facility where doctors confirmed their death.
Saminu noted that, the Kano state fire service has lunched an investigation, to unravel the mystery behind their death.
The public relations officer advised the public, to maintain safety at all times ,and report cases of drowning,collapsed building,road accidents and fire incident to the nearest fire service office.
Radio Nigeria reports that, last year, a generator operator in Kano lost his life while trying to retrieve diesel from a reservoir into a Jerry Can.