Sallah turns sour as generator fume kills four in Kwara.

Written by on July 22, 2021

Sallah Celebration turned to tragedy as four persons have been reportedly killed in Kwara state by thick smoke from a generator set that was left working all night.

The sad incident occurred at Ojomu family compound, Sanmora in Irepodun local government area of Kwara State.

It was gathered that the victims reportedly came from Lagos to celebrate the Sallah festival before the tragic incident occurred and claimed their lives.

The victims while savouring the Sallah celebrations with drinks and fun reportedly left the generator set working all night and slept off.

The generator set which was placed at the veranda close to the room the victims stayed, reportedly fumed strong and thick smoke into the room all night while the victims were asleep.

Consequently, the victims suffocated and died in their sleep.

Their corpses have been deposited at the Offa General Hospital morgue.

Two other victims said to be unconscious as a result of the generator fumes that filtered into their own apartment have also been rushed to the hospital for urgent medical attention.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Kwara State Command, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the development.


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