- Three people contracted to perform routine maintenance work on an underground fuel reservoir have died
- Reports say the incident happened on the morning of Monday, October 9, 2023, in a suspected case of suffocation
- Rescue workers from NADMO, police and fire service had to be called to retrieve the bodies from the underground tank
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Three technicians on Monday, October 9, 2023, died in an underground fuel reservoir at the COCOBOD office in Koforidua, the Eastern Region capital.
Reports monitored by YEN.com.gh about the incident have revealed that the incident happened during routine maintenance work on the reservoir owned by Produce Buying Company (PBC), a subsidiary of COCOBOD.
Accra-based Starr News reports that the deceased persons were among five workers contracted to perform maintenance work inside the reservoir.
The workers allegedly failed to observe safety protocols resulting in suffocation and death in the tank, the report said, but did not quote any official source.
The victims have only been identified as Ashie, 60, Octopus, 40, and Jonathan, late 20s.
The report by Starr News said one of the victims suffocated in the underground fuel tank when he attempted to rescue the other, which led to the deaths of the two others including the supervisor.
UTV also reported that two other workers at the scene then raised an alarm about the tragic incident. They then prompted a response from a team of rescue workers from NADMO, police, ambulance service and the fire service.
The team successfully retrieved the bodies from the underground reservoir and deposited them at the St Joseph's Hospital Mortuary in Effiduase for preservation.
Police have officially opened investigations into the incident.
The news has gripped many online.
On Facebook, Shadrack Eddy Pee commented:
"Keep on praying".
Another person, Ebenezer T. Jerry also said:
"So sad! . May their souls rest in peace"
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