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Flood: Catholic Priest, two others drown in Bayelsa

A Parish Priest of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kaiama, Fr. Francis Ighorurhie, aged 38, reportedly drowned on Thursday night time on the flooded space of Kaiama Group in Kolokuma-Opokuma Native Authorities Space of Bayelsa State.

Two college pupils additionally drowned alongside the excellent news space of Azikoro City in Yenagoa Native Authorities Space of the state.

DAILY POST gathered yesterday that Fr. Francis Ighorurhie, was a Missionary of St. Paul (MSP) from Delta State.

Sources near the Missionary mentioned the deceased misplaced his life when he fell into the water on his solution to his residence from a picket bridge popularly generally known as “Monkey Bridge.”

DAILY POST additionally gathered {that a} part of the picket bridge had been submerged by the rising water making strolling on the slippery construction a troublesome activity for customers.

A priest who spoke anonymously mentioned, “This can be a unhappy second for us, Father was on his approach again from Bomadi in Delta State when he met his premature demise however for the flood he might have pushed his automotive straight to his residence as a substitute parking similar by the street.

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“It was as he was strolling on the picket bridge a part of which had been submerged that he slipped and drowned. These staying at his residence needed to elevate alarm after they noticed his automotive by the roadside and he was nowhere to be discovered.

“They, nevertheless, turned suspicious after they noticed a bag containing some provisions floating on the water not removed from the bridge. Divers have been contracted and his stays have been recovered.”

He added that his stays had been deposited on the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.

Comparatively, two college pupils, a major and nursery ranges, have been reportedly killed within the flood whereas coming house from college.

In the meantime, the Bayelsa State Authorities in an announcement yesterday on the rising flood catastrophe within the state sympathized with residents of the state over the affect of the rising flood, assuring that efforts are underway to mitigate it’s devastating results on the folks.

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The State authorities, throughout its eighth Government Council Assembly presided over by the State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, confused that authorities is conscious of the difficulties being skilled by the folks of the state on account of the flood, which has turn into a perennial drawback as a result of local weather change.

Talking on behalf of the Governor, Senator Ewhrudjakpo additionally appealed to Bayelsans to train endurance with the state authorities over the inconveniences being skilled on account of the continuing growth of the Etegwe Roundabout.

He mentioned the difficulties being skilled at the moment is a obligatory sacrifice which the complete state will profit from when the challenge is accomplished throughout the shortest attainable time.

His phrases: ” His Excellency needs to empathize with all Bayelsans, particularly those that have been immediately and not directly affected by the ravaging flood. Experiences obtainable are that fairly quite a few our communities at the moment are below water.

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“The federal government of prosperity is kind of conscious of the pains you’re passing via and so we should all be our brothers’ keepers by strolling via this making an attempt instances collectively in order that on the finish of the day, we’ll do the very best we are able to to assuage the pains our brothers and sisters are dealing with now”

“We additionally wish to use this chance to empathize with Bayelsans who’re having some horrible instances on account of the development occurring on the Etegwe spherical about. It’s a non permanent setback. So, we wish to urge Bayelsans to present us the good thing about the doubt and endure with us”.

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