Groom, five others die after traditional marriage

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Enugu State Police Command has confirmed the sudden death (SUD) of six persons and the hospitalisation of eight others, at Akutara Village in Adani Community of Uzo-f LGA, Enugu state.

A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Command,
DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Sunday, said that
the incident took place on Saturday.
The statement reads: “Preliminary investigation reveals that one of the confirmed deceased victims, Obinna Dike, aged 31, attended his own traditional marriage ceremony at Obollor-Eke in Udenu LGA on 26/08/2022, with his relatives and other victims of the incident. They thereafter went back home and continued with the celebration.

“However, the following morning, none of them came out of the room where they slept, causing the door to be forced opened, with all of them in the room found to be unconscious with foamy discharge from their mouths. They were immediately moved to the hospital, where six (6) of them were confirmed dead and deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy, while the others are responding to treatment”.

Ndukwe sad that further development will be communicated.

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