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Collapsed Overhead Water Tank Crushes Lady To Death In Benin



A collapsed Overhead Water Storage Tank has crushed a 34-year-old lady, Joy Amadi, to her death in Benin, reports the News Agency of Nigeria.

A NAN correspondent, who visited the scene of the incident, reports that the family of the deceased, who recently completed her NYSC service, has been plunged into grief.

The deceased was said to have been in her room when the tank erected in a neighbour’s new building collapsed, penetrating the roofing sheet and crushing her to death.

The incident, NAN learned, occurred on August 4 on Enagbare Street, off Lucky Street, in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo.

In an interview with NAN on Friday, Mrs Beatrice Amadi, the deceased’s mother, said her daughter was inside helping her to shell melon when the tragedy struck.

The deceased, who was a teacher at a private school in the area, the mother said, did not go to work because she had free periods throughout the day.

She described Joy as kind, humble and hardworking; she helped the family pay their house rent.

Mrs Amadi said the death of her daughter was devastating and had left a vacuum in the family, that would be difficult to fill.

“Since Joy grew up, I have neither swept this house nor washed my clothes. She did everything and even helped pay our house rent.

“I will miss a lot about her. It will be difficult to live without my daughter,” the obviously grieving mother told NAN.

The deceased father, Mr Michael Amadi, said he was at work when he received a distress call.

“When I returned home, I met people gathered at my residence, where the sad news was broken to me.”

Meanwhile, sources who spoke with NAN blamed the incident on a shoddy job by the engineer handling the project.

The sources said the neighbour’s new house belonged to somebody who lived abroad.

“You know our people now, perhaps because the owner is not around, the engineer carried out a shoddy job.

“Unfortunately, the thing left the compound to kill the lady in the next house,” one of the sources said.

However, Mr Amadi said the site engineer had been arrested by the police while the corpse of her daughter had been deposited at an undisclosed mortuary.

The deceased’s family hails from Affa in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Edo Police Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, said he had yet to be briefed.

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Police Probe US Businessman’s Sudden Demise in Lagos Hotel



– US-based businessman Onyejekwe Izuchukwu found dead in Lagos hotel
– Police investigation underway to determine cause of death
– Autopsy to be performed to reveal more details

The Lagos State Police Command has launched an investigation into the sudden death of Onyejekwe Izuchukwu, a 62-year-old US-based businessman. Izuchukwu’s body was discovered in his hotel room in Ikoyi on June 9, 2024.

According to a source, Izuchukwu had been staying at the hotel since June 6, engaging in business activities. Tragically, his lifeless body was found by a cleaner on the floor of his room.

The hotel’s management reported the incident to the police, who have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Izuchukwu’s death. A doctor was called to the scene and confirmed the businessman’s demise.

Izuchukwu was a prominent figure in the oil and gas industry, having served as President of Bits and Drilling Tools, a division of Schlumberger. His death has sent shockwaves through the industry.

“The command has commenced an investigation into the case,” said Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin. “Izuchukwu’s corpse has been deposited in a morgue in Ikeja for autopsy.”


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Lagos Govt Opens Emergency Center To Curb Cholera Outbreak



– Lagos activates emergency centre to combat cholera outbreak
– UNICEF urges provision of clean water and sanitation facilities
– 350 suspected cases reported with 17 confirmed and 15 deaths

Lagos State Government has activated its Public Health Emergency Operations Centre to tackle the cholera outbreak. The centre will coordinate responses to the increasing number of severe gastroenteritis cases across the state.

According to Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health, the laboratory investigation has confirmed Cholera sub-type O-1, associated with more severe disease. He urged residents to adhere strictly to precautionary measures to prevent further spread.

Meanwhile, UNICEF has called on the state government to provide high-standard water and sanitation facilities to communities. Celine Lafoucrier, Chief of UNICEF Lagos Field Office, emphasized the need for strengthened healthcare systems to respond to outbreaks.

Lafoucrier stated, “Addressing cholera outbreaks requires a deliberate focus on providing high-standard water and sanitation facilities.” She also stressed the importance of community engagement strategies to halt transmission.

The state government has confirmed 350 suspected cases of cholera in 29 wards across multiple LGAs, with 17 confirmed cases and 15 deaths. However, the number of new cases is subsiding in previously affected areas due to interventions and surveillance efforts.

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