TRAGEDY: Harvests of death, as generator fumes kill wedding guests in Imo

By Editor on 10/06/2019

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It was a sad ending on Sunday, June 9, when a traditional wedding ceremony a day before turned out to be the last for six of the guests, in another tragic case of death by generator fumes, which has sent many to the great beyond.

Reports have it that the victims died in a room where they slept after the activities of the previous day, while many have been rushed to the hospital, where doctors are currently battling to save their lives.

According to the report, the incident took place at Umuomumu community in Mbaitoli Council Area of Imo State, where the six deceased and 30 others currently on the danger list.

They were reportedly evacuated from the house after relations of the celebrants came the next morning to check on them, only to meet the tragic spectacle, after breaking through the door, as a result of non-response to consistent knocking on the door without a reply.

The Imo state Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, Superintendent of Police, posted in the Command’s WhatsApp platform that, “about 0800hrs of today one HERBERT UZOEGBU, reported that his brother RAYMOND UZOEGBU, hosted the traditional wedding of his daughter yesterday 9/6/19, which eventually lasted till late at night, that he went to check on the said brother of his this morning around 0700hrs only to discover that they were still indoors he knocked but no one answered.

“He broke into the house and discovered that everyone in the house was unconscious as a result, he alerted the Police, a team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Godwin Udom, arrived the scene and evacuated all the victims to the hospital, where it was discovered that six have already given up the ghost with about twenty-three people unconscious”.

According to him, meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident with a view to unraveling the misery behind the tragedy.




Posted on June, 10 2019

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