A Nigerian man working for a catering company has drowned in
The man identified as Sodiq Ojomo drowned in a swimming pool at an event centre in Victoria Island.
The Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasak Fadipe, confirmed the death.
Fadipe said that the incident occurred at Durosinmi Etti Street, Victoria Island.
He said that the 23 year-old man was at the centre with his colleagues to entertain some guests with food.
He said that the victim allegedly jumped into the swimming pool against the advice of his supervisor.
The director said police from Maroko division came and picked the corpse and deposited it at the public mortuary.
In the meantime, the director has said that the fire service responded to 1, 621 fire incidents between January and Dec. 21.
said that 172 incidents were recorded in March, which was the highest
in the period while October recorded the lowest with 94 incidents
He said 108 rescue calls were responded to, while nine collapsed building calls were also recorded.
director, who said that they received 275 false calls, did not mention
how many deaths were recorded within the period under review.
NAN reports that 2,005 fire incidents were recorded during the same period in 2013.
advised members of the public to avoid any act that could cause fire
outbreak, especially candle light, generating set, power surge and over
loading electrical appliances.