There has been palpable tension in Ughelli, Delta State, after a manager with petrol station was found dead in an underground tank with 20 litre gallon and a hose at the weekend.
Though the circumstances surrounding his death could not be ascertained at press time, sources said the man who is said to be in his early thirties, reportedly went to work very early on that faithful morning at the petrol station (nameswitheld) situated along Ughelli/ Patani Road and allegedly went to the underground tank with 20 litres gallon and a hose for yet unknown reason.
The source who pleaded anonymity, alleged that when other workers resumed, discovered the Manager in the manhole leading to the underground tank struggling for breath, saying that the workers immediately raised alarm which attracted the guards and other people around, the source said the Manager was immediately rushed to a Clinic but was referred to the Central Hospital, Ughelli where he was confirmed dead by a doctor.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Edafe Bright when contacted confirmed the incident, saying that investigation was ongoing to unravel the incident.
Efforts made to reach the management of the petrol station and family of the deceased manager for comments on the matter, proved abortive as at press time.