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Rainstorm Kills Six People, Injures Others In Delta

Six people have reportedly been killed in Delta State’s Oko Oshimili South Local Government Area as a result of a thunderstorm that wrecked havoc on Wednesday evening.

Buildings were also destroyed in Okwe and Issele-Azagba as a result of the downpour.

Mr Charles Aniagwu, the state Commissioner for Information, verified the incident on Thursday in Asaba, saying five others with varying degrees of injury were being treated at the hospital.

“Six people were killed by rain and windstorms in the Oko Community area,” he stated.

“A building structure collapsed which led to the death of six persons, one other person is critically injured and is being attended to at the Asaba Specialist Hospital, while five others sustained various injuries are already in stable condition


Delta: Four Persons Drown While Fleeing From Flood

“It is something that is quite disturbing and unfortunate. It is our prayer that God will grant the deceased eternal rest even as we pray to God to comfort the bereaved families and grant them the fortitude to bear their loss.”

In a related development, Aniagwu said a 10-year-old boy was swept away by a flood at the Okotomi area of Okpanam Community in Oshimili North Local Government Area.

He said the State Government was coordinating rescue efforts to recover the body.

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