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APC governorship candidate pledges support to victims

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress within the September 21 governorship election in Edo State, Senator Monday Okpebholo, on Tuesday pledged help to the households of 4 individuals who died at Jattu market in Etsako West Native Authorities Space after a thunderstorm.

The incident is alleged to have occurred after an early rain bathe on Monday morning, which precipitated bushes to fall onto the market.

Others had been additionally injured and are presently recovering in an undisclosed hospital within the space.

The chairman of the council, Marvellous Zibiri, confirmed the deaths of the people whereas chatting with journalists on the market on Monday.

He stated: “On Monday between 8am and 9am, I obtained a name from my vice-chairman and the environmental officer relating to the incident at Jattu market.

“Through the rain, 4 bushes fell concurrently out there whereas folks had been taking cowl underneath the bushes. 4 folks had been killed and lots of had been injured.

“To date we’ve got recovered 4 our bodies and we’ve got taken them to the morgue, whereas the wounded are in hospital receiving therapy,” Zibiri stated.

Zibiri described the incident as a tragedy and expressed his condolences to the households who misplaced their family members. He known as on residents of the native authorities to remain indoors throughout rains.

Okpebholo, in a press release signed by Godswill Inegbe, his legislative occasion’s media and communications chair, expressed his honest condolences to the useless and injured.

He known as on the state authorities to take accountability and supply speedy help to the victims presently present process therapy in hospitals and to the households of the victims who misplaced their lives on this unlucky, tragic incident.

He added: “I can guarantee the folks of Edo North Senatorial District and the households of the victims of my unwavering solidarity and goodwill in these troublesome instances.

“This painful lack of lives, properties and livelihoods stays a shared grief that continues to unite us.

“I may also assist the victims and their households overcome this tragedy,” he added.

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