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Bayelsa: Fumes From Generating Set Kill Family Of Three

Posted: Jul 30, 2015 at 1:15 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

*Fire Claims Two Siblings In Otuoke

By Igoniko Oduma, Yenagoa

Tragedy struck in Bayelsa State on Wednesday, July 29, 2o15 as a family of three were found dead at their home in Emeyal community in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state.

Their identities were given as Ibieneye Tubotamuno, 34, his wife, Jennifer Asiagbuladia, 30, and their eight-year-old son, Goodluck.

It was gathered that a foul smell which  oozed from their home prompted the forceful opening of the door and this led  to the discovery of their decomposing bodies.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.

He said preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased family might have died three days after they were last seen.

Butswat said the investigation also indicated that their death might have been caused by the inhalation of the fumes from a generating set kept inside their living room.

“Corpses were deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Mortuary, Yenagoa, for autopsy. Investigation is ongoing,” he said.

Similarly, a fire outbreak on Wednesday in the make-shift home of Ase Agamawa at former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Otuoke community in Ogbia Local Government resulted in the death of his two female children, Favour and Juliet, aged seven and six.

The PPRO, Asinim Butswat, who also confirmed the tragic incident, said preliminary checks by the police showed that the fire resulted from a lit mosquito coil in the ‘batcher’ structure.

He said Agamawa personally reported the fire outbreak incident and the painful loss of his two female children.

Butswat added that the bodies of the children had been taken to the Federal Medical Centre mortuary in Yenagoa while investigation was being carried out.