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Police Confirms Death, Identity Of Anambra Flood Victims

From Chuks Collins, Awka

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The Anambra state Police command has confirmed the death of two persons – a man and a woman who were initially picked unconscious at Odume, Obosi in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State about 6.30pm Sunday.

According to a statement by the command’s public relations officer(PPRO) Haruna Mohammed, “Following a distress, Police Patrol Team attached to Obosi Division led by the DPO SP. Usman Ibrahim visited the Scene and rushed the victims to Unity Hospital Obosi.

“They were certified dead on arrival by a medical Doctor and the Corpses were photographed and deposited at St Edward morgue for autopsy.”

The PPRO noted that preliminary investigation revealed that victims were suspected to have been drowned and carried away by the heavy downpour of the previous day- Nov 3,2018 at about 6:30PM from the area heavily ravaged by flood/erosion as a result of the downpour in the area.

He also confirm that the female victims had been identified as Mrs Oluchi Nwafor, a Staff of First Bank Plc, Ochanja market branch, in Onitsha while effort was still on to also establish the identity of the male victim.

Police Patrol teams, he noted have been deployed to the affected areas to save lives and prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation.

The Police Commissioner, Garba Baba Umar has consequently implored the public to stay away from the flood ravaged areas and take safety precautions in order not to fall victims of similar ugly incident.

From Chuks Collins, Awka

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