Ancestral Tree Fell During Heavy Rain In Enugu Killing Mother, Child, OthersLatest News, News From The State Sunday, October 4th, 2015
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The popular Obollo-afor market in Udenu Council area of Enugu state was over the weekend thrown into pandemonium, as an ancestral tree fell during a heavy down pour, killing a woman, her daughter, and a roadside auto mechanic.
According to the Enugu state police public Relations officer, PPRO, Ebere Amarizu, who confirmed this to AFRICAN EXAMINER on sunday, said the tree known as Ukwuakpu, “usually hosts different kinds of traditional rites including serving as a take off point of Akatakpa masquerade during festivals.
“The tree is also located inside a popular market with shops around the it
Our Correspondent gathered that the ugly incident occurred about 3pm during a heavy rainfall.
Said Amarizu: “the tree had allegedly fallen down, killing a woman and her little baby identified as Ijeoma Ojobor, and chibueze ojobor, as well as a mechanic also identified as Eze Romanus that was already taking his lunch in one of those shops around the tree before it fell on the building.
“Some persons, like one Obetta Ikechukwu, was seriously injured and was rushed by sympathisers to St. Theresa ‘s hospital obollo- afor where he is being treated.
“it took another action from the police operatives of Udenu Division to recover the dead body of Eze Romanus who was already held on the ground by the tree as they have to engage the services of wood sawyers to get the deceased.
The PPRO therefore, advised people to be weary of trees around their residential surroundings, as well as offices in order to ward off similar occurrence in future.”
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