On Saturday, two people believed to be “father and son” died in a septic tank in Rumuekini community in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
According to reports, the victims choked to death with the odour from the septic tank while trying to manually evacuate the kerosene from the tank.
Eyewitnesses revealed that the man started choking while inside the tank before his son went in to rescue him.
Sadly, they both died in the process when help failed to come.
Meanwhile, some police personnel from the Choba Police Divisional Headquarters have evacuated the corpses from the area.
However, the state police command is yet to issue a statement on the incident.