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  • News - North West - Kano
  • Updated: December 29, 2021

Man Suffocates To Death In Tanker Compartment

Man Suffocates To Death In Tanker Compartment

Fuel Tankers | Credit This Nigeria

A 45-year-old tanker driver, Dahiru Aliyu, has been found dead in a fuel tanker compartment at Hotoro NNPC depot, Kano.

Kano State Fire Service through its Public Relations Officer, Saminu Abdullahi confirmed this on Tuesday in a statement issued to newsmen.

“The incident happened on Monday morning. We received a distress call from one Shu’aibu Muhammad at about 10.59 a.m., and we sent our rescue team to the scene immediately,’’ he stated.

The PRO said Aliyu entered one of compartments with a container and foam to mop up spilled fuel when he got suffocated and died.

“The petrol tanker has DKD 411 XF as its registration number,’’ Abdullahi stated.

Speaking also, the brother of the deceased said he spoke with his brother the night before, but couldn’t find him later on. He added that when he called the deceased's phone, it rang in the compartment, adding that they later found him in the compartment.

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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via [email protected]

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