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Petrol attendant, rescue officer fall into underground fuel tank

A dramatic rescue operation took place on Tuesday at Con Oil Petrol Station on Capitol Road, Agege, Lagos State, when a petrol attendant fell into an underground petrol reservoir.

The incident occurred around 6 pm, according to eyewitnesses.

The petrol attendant, who was trying to check the fuel level in the tank, fell into the tank and became trapped. Emergency responders from the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) were quickly dispatched to the scene and worked together to rescue the attendant.

However, in the process of rescuing the attendant, one of the rescue officers from the Lagos State Fire Service Search and Rescue team also fell into the tank. The officer was attempting to rescue the attendant but ended up falling into the tank as well.

Despite the challenging situation, LASEMA’s response team managed to rescue both the petrol attendant and the rescue officer, who were then treated by medical officials from Lagos State Ambulances Service (LASAMBUS) before being transported to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for further treatment.

According to Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Permanent Secretary of LASEMA, no fatalities were reported during the incident, and credit was given to the swift response and expertise of the emergency responders.

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