Generator Fume Kill Seven In Bayelsa


Seven persons on Monday night lost their lives in Bayelsa State after inhaling fume from a generator inside a music studio

The incident happened along Transformer road, in the Amarata axis of Yenagoa.

The deceased were said to be working in the recording studio, owned by one og them, identified as Akpos Barakubo

According to the residents of the area, the crew worked into the midnight using their generating set due to poor power supply in the state.

Newsmen gathered that six bodies were later discovered in the morning, while one who was unconscious and rushed to the hospital later gave up.

It was also gathered that most of the deceased were undergraduates of Niger Delta University (NDU), who were into the recording business to help themselves in school.

As at the time of filling the report, security operatives have cordoned off the area, while the corpses have been evacuated the mortuary.

A resident of the area, Damion Asamonye blamed the state and federal governments as well as power distribution company for the death of the people, saying if there was adequate power supply, there wouldn’t have been any need for oning generator at night.

He lamented the situation in Bayelsa State where Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) will only bring light when they want to collect bills and take it away shortly after customers pay the bills.

He said “Both Federal and State government have failed us, if there was public power supply, maybe these people wouldn’t have lost their lives in this circumstances.

“Seven able bodied young men just died like that because of the failure of government. The most annoying thing is that tomorrow, the PHED personnel will come with ladder to disconnect light that they are not supplying now can people be spending their money in fueling generators despite the current hardship in Nigeria, even after paying for light bills?

Another resident in the area, Joy Reuben said the who neighborhood wake up on Tuesday morning to witness the tragic incident calling on government to ensure that there is adequate power supply in the state, so that citizens will not be allowed to die in such circumstances again.

When contacted, police spokesman in Bayelsa State, ASP Musa Muhammed, promised to find out and call back, but he did not pick his calls afterwards.

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