• Trapped Lagos drain ducks worker rescued dead after 5 days

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    Trapped Lagos drain ducks worker rescued dead after 5 days

    Emergency workers move to rescue trapped drain ducks worker

    Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun

    By Henry Oladele

    A 59-year-old staff of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA Drain Ducks, Tajudeen Amololo had been rescued dead five days after he got trapped inside an underground drainage in the Onipanu area of the state.

    Amololo got trapped while trying to clear a blocked portion of the underground drainage to allow for the free flow of water.

    The Lagos State Emergency Management Authority(LASEMA) announced the recovery of the dead body of Amololo in a statement on Friday.

    LASEMA had received a distress call from residents and bystanders at Onipanu Bus Stop, indicating that a drain duck man working for LAMATA got trapped in the underground tunnel.

    The LASEMA Permanent secretary, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement said efforts to rescue the LAMATA staff from the underground tunnel alive failed despite the best efforts of his agency for five days.

    Osayintolu said Amololo was rescued dead as at the evening on Friday.

    “After five days of painstaking, tedious and energy sapping operation, the team remained determined and focused on the rescue operation.

    “At about 5:53pm on Friday, May 10, the victim was recovered dead from the underground drainage and tunnel.

    “The recovered body was immediately bagged by the agency’s officials and handed over to LAMATA Drain Ducks,” he said.

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