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|Pregnant Woman, 2 Others Killed In Ebonyi by starz: 4:45 pm On April 29, 2018|
Thunderstorms which occurred during a downpour has struck down no less than three people including a pregnant woman in communities in Ebonyi State.
One of the three victims was a seven-month-old pregnant woman from Nkporume Ndieze community, Izzi Local Government Area of the state, Mrs Beatrice Nwobiya. Other victims were a 20-year-old boy in Ofiaokum, the neighbouring village in the same council area, Sunday Oke; and a woman in Okposhi Eshi community, Ngbo in Ohukwu council area whose name could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.
We gathered that the property of a lawmaker representing Izzi East Constituency in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Anthony Onyibe Nwegede, were damaged.
They include his executive Prado SUV, Lexus SUV Fx 300, and a Carina E model car.
Beatrice’s widower, Mr Nwobiya Godwin, told newsmen that his wife was hale and hearty before he left for farm in the morning and returned home in the evening.
He narrated that his late wife started gasping for breath shortly after she came out from the bathroom when the incident occurred.
He, however, lamented that efforts to resuscitate her proved abortive. He narrated that he quickly rushed her to two hospitals but there were no doctors but while rushing to a third one, she kicked the bucket.
Meanwhile, in Okposhi Eshi in Ohaukwu council area where a woman was killed, over 50 houses were reportedly destroyed in the area following the rainstorm.
One of the victims, Emmanuel Ugadu, told newsmen that the rain which came with violent windstorm blew off his roof and destroyed the economic trees in his compound.
Ugadu disclosed that many people whose houses were affected were displaced even as he explained that those who sustained injuries were receiving treatment in various health centres in the area.
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