SAD! 4 World Bank Consultants Die As Ekiti Boat Capsized


Tragedy struck in Egbe River, Ekiti State as four World Bank consultants who were on an assessment mission drowned after their boat capsized.
Reports have it that four of the occupants of the boat, who did not wear life jackets died while three others survived.
The names of the deceased were given as Bamidele Waheed Alayande, Tirimisiyu Alaran, David Malu and one Albert.
The three survivors – Charles Ehinlaye, Bukky Ajet and Yahaya Mohammed were said to be receiving treatment in an hospital.
The bodies of the dead were fished out by local fishermen, who were said to have been mobilised by the Chairman of Gbonyin Local Government Area, Mrs. Folasade Akinrinmola.
The Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Lanre Ogunsuyi, who had visited the scene, described the accident as unfortunate.
According to a popular daily, a resident said that she was notified about of the incident by the traditional ruler of the community.
She said, “We immediately mobilised a rescue team and an ambulance and those wearing life-jackets were rescued. The rescued people were the ones who told us that others were in the water. Their bodies were later retrieved by the local fishermen.”


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