Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Ebonyi State: 3 Girls Die in Abandoned Ditch

About three girls were at the weekend, confirmed dead at Umuigboke community of Oriuzor, Ezza North Local government area of Ebonyi state as they went to get water from an abandoned ditch in the area.

The girls, Chinonye Peace Mgbada, an Ordinary National
Diploma, OND, graduate of Institute of Management and Technology, I.M.T Enugu, Alice Nwokwu, and Uzoamaka Nwinyima drowned in the ditch despite concerted effort by the people of the area to rescue them.
According to Vanguard, the bodies of the deceased girls had already been
deposited at the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, FETHA

An eyewitness account revealed that one of the deceased girls slipped into the ditch abandoned during mining activities in the area and as the two other girls tried to rescue their friend from the ditch they too equally fell into the ditch which had served as the major source of water to Umuigboke community of Oriuzor even though the Local Government Council have constructed manual boreholes for the community.

The Ebonyi state police command has begun investigation to ascertain whether the incident was an act of God or act of man. No suspect have been arrested in connection with the death of the girls.

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