Tragedy struck on Tuesday in the Iwaya, Yaba area of Lagos State after a businessman, Ayodele Megbuwawon, and his teenage son, Tobi, were killed by generator fumes. PUNCH Metro gathered that the victims put on their generator at the lobby of their bungalow, shut the doors and windows before going to bed on Monday. While Tobi died in the room, the father, Ayodele, passed on forex generator 5 the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.
I was in my room when one of our neighbours, Segun, came and said something was wrong with Ayodele because he had not come out like he used to. We looked through the door and saw him on the ground. We broke the window and entered the house. He was breathing slowly, but Tobi was dead. We rushed the father to LUTH, where he later died. Megbuwawon’s cousin to the deceased, Evangelist Michael Megbuwawon, described the incident as sad. We were called when the incident happened.
We are from Ilaje in Ondo State. At the moment, we are more interested in his burial. The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said he would call back, but had yet to do so as of press time. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.
Bi-weekly profit by professionally trading your Forex, Cryptocurrency and Binary accounts for you. Here in California where nobody put on generator, it is the law that every home must have at least one functioning CO and smoke alarm installed in sleeping area. The government gets blamed for everything! Ordinarily, that would have been a good idea, but in Nigeria , some enforcers would see that as another means of extorting money from people.
We need to be more careful where we place our generators in an attempt to keep them from thieves. A stolen generator can be replaced and cannot be compared with human lives. This has been happening for long in Nigeria. Many families have died as a result. When will our people learn that a running generator and a sleeping human being cannot cohabit within the same house? Educated or not, everybody should have known by now, how dangerous it is, to use an electric genertor that way.