A yet to be identified male meat seller has collapsed and died while attending to a customer on Branco Street in Mafoluku area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro learned that the incident happened on Monday around
An eye witness who only identified himself as Tunde said the deceased had finished selling the meat and was waiting for payment when he suddenly collapsed.
He said: “The man is a common meat trader in this area and he was on the street as usual when a woman called him to sell meat to her. When he got to the woman’s place, he brought down his meat and the negotiations continued for a while He later sold the meat to her when they both came to an agreement.
“It was at the time when the woman was about to pay him that he suddenly fell to the ground. That’s how the woman quickly raised the alarm.”
Tunde added that efforts were made to revive him at the scene.
“Later some people tried to revive him but to no avail. His body lay on the floor for almost 30 minutes. It was later that some of the residents hired a commercial bus to transport his body to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead ,” he added.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.
“The man collapsed and died. He probably had an underlying health problem. There was no foul play. The body has been deposited in the mortuary,” the PPRO said.
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