Six wedding guests killed by generator fumes, 20 unconscious

By AdvocateNews on 10/06/2019

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Six wedding guests have been killed by generator fumes in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, Channels TV has reported.

The incident happened at a house in Umuomumu-Mbieri community.

Imo State Police Public relations officer Orlando Ikeokwu who confirmed the incident said 20 other people who were unconscious have been admitted at a nearby hospital for treatment.

He said the victims affected were guests who attended a traditional marriage ceremony in the community.

He said the commissioner of police Imo State police command Rabiu Ladodo has ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident with a view to unravelling the mystery behind the tragedy.

Generator fumes have killed scores of Nigerians in the past, who ignorantly kept a functioning generator in an enclosure inhaling the deadly carbon monoxide it spewed out.

Posted 10/06/2019 8:30:24 PM

 

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