Monday, 3 November 2014

5 PDP Members Die In Boat Mishap In Bayelsa

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Tragedy struck on Saturday, 1 November, 2014, when about five members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, reportedly died in a boat mishap that happened in Ekeremor Local Government area of Bayelsa.
Sahara Reporters informs that the victims of the tragic incident were on their way back from Yenagoa where they went for the conduct of PDP’s Ward Congresses in Bayelsa State.

It was gathered that a former Deputy Governor of the state, Chief Peremobowei Ebebi, and six others were reportedly rescued by local divers and passengers of oncoming boats which stopped to assist the victims.
Eyewitnesses told journalists that the tragic incident happened at about 5pm along the Ekeremor waterways.
While three corpses, out of the five people alleged to have died from the boat mishap, have been recovered, the search for the remaining bodies is said to be ongoing.
When contacted, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Lawrence Eboka, said he has not been briefed about the incident as he was at the home of the President, Goodluck Jonathan on special duty.

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