POLYTECHNIC GRADUATE DROWNS IN FLOOD WHILE CONTROLLING TRAFFIC

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Tragedy struck in Asaba, Delta State on Wednesday during heavy rain, after a young graduate was swept into a manhole by flood and into the Anwai River.

The polytechnic graduate identified as Chinedu Igboke was said to have been controlling traffic at the Akpo junction along Okpanam road on Monday evening when he mistakenly stepped into an uncovered drain and fell into the gutter.

An eyewitness said, “When he fell into the water, he slammed his head against the concrete walls of the gutter. So he might have lost strength to swim against the tide before being floated helplessly into the tunnel”  

“The school authority where Igboke worked as a security guard, mobilised divers and swimmers to comb Anwai Rivers. We suspect that the body might be hanging somewhere along this tunnel because of blockade inside. We went with them to the river but they could not recover his body”.

Many others were also rendered homeles due to the torrential rain.

According to reports, the deceased who was in his thirties, hailed from Ebonyi State, and was working as a security guard in a private school along Shekinah Love Assembly Street, off Ralph Uwechue Way, Okpanam Road, Asaba.

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