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26 Jan 2017

Three People Die In Port-Harcourt Following First Rain Of The Year(photo)

Do you remember the post about the first rain in Port-Harcourt that destroyed things few days ago? Read It Here

Three people were confirmed dead following the
first rain of the year which fell on Monday night
in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. The rain was
reportedly very heavy and was accompanied by
thunderstorms, bringing down
telecommunication masts and billboards while it
lasted. Some of the advertising boards and
telecommunication masts landed on homes and
properties, destroying them.
A three-year-old girl and a sixteen-year-old boy
were reportedly among those who died. The boy
died instantly when a telecommunication mast
fell on him while hawking pure water for his
mother at Nkpolu School, Port Harcourt.
The mother of the deceased three-year-old girl
was inconsolable as she asked the owner of
the mast that resulted in the death to revive
her daughter.
Another victim of the heavy rain, Mr Ifeanyi
Uba, who shop together with the goods in it
were destroyed by a falling mast, trapping two
of his workers, lamented his loss and called on
the government to assist him in rebuilding
because he could not afford to do it alone.
“I’m hoping that the government will
come to our aid. Though I thank God
that my workers didn’t die, because
when the advertising billboard fell on the
roof, it brought down the building. But
we were able to bring them out," Ifeanyi
“The rain was violent. It pulled down the
advertising structures. This billboard has
been here for more than 10 years. I am
not asking for compensation but they
should rebuild the shop because it will
cost me more than N3 million to rebuild
and I don’t have that kind of money".

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