Tragedy struck in the early hours of Sunday as three persons (2 ladies and a guy) died after inhaling lethal generator fumes at Agharese Adu street off Sapele road in Ikpoba-Okha local government area in Edo State.
The deceased were found dead by two other occupants of the flat at about 3am on Sunday morning. According to reports, it was the brothers of the deceased male that returned home from a party that raised alarm when he found the corpse.
It was gathered that two ladies were visitors of the boy who was found naked in his room.
One of the deceased female was found dead lying in the lobby, while the other was lying down on the bed with her shoes on.
The generator from which the fume emerged was found in the kitchen of the house.
Spokesman for the Edo State Police Command, DSP Moses Nkombe, confirmed the incident and said investigation would unravel what cause of the death.
“Until doctors report comes out, it is like they died of generator fume. One of the occupants of the room died. The flat is occupied by three boys. The two senior ones went to a party and when they returned, they saw that the door was locked. They had to raise alarm.”
The bodies of the deceased have been taken to the morgue by policemen from Etete Police Division.
A Facebook user, Osagie Daniel’s, posted a video footage of the incident and wrote, “This just happened at agherase Adu street back of winner church sapele rd Benin city 21may 2017”.