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Monday, 10 April 2017

Tragedy!! Pregnant Woman, 4 Others Die After Shocking Rainstorm In Lokoja



Tragedy struck after a heavy rain followed by a rainstorm, on Saturday, in Lokoja. The rain which is said to be the first rain of the year in the city killed five people including a pregnant woman.
The victims were killed by the rain after they were trapped when a big tree feel across the road at Hydro Junction, Lokoja, following the heavy storm.
An eyewitness revealed that some of the victims were inside a tricycle popularly called ‘Keke NAPEP’, while others were passersby scampering for safety when the storm became heavy.
Expressing sadness, the Administrator of Lokoja Local Government Council, Ashiru Lawal, described the incident as unfortunate. He added that such evil occurrence had never been recorded in the history of the local government.
He stressed the need for the current administration in the state to cut down old trees that could pose danger.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the area, Williams Aya, an Assistant Supretendent of Police, said the police got the information at around 6:00pm and mobilised policemen and officers to the scene.

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