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Three siblings drown in Ebonyi river

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THREE teenage siblings have been drowned in an Ebonyi River after they escorted their parents to the farm.

    National Light gathered that the unfortunate incident happened in Amauzu-Amaeze, Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

  According to a  source Mr. Chukwudi Igwe who spoke to our reporter, the teenagers had escorted their parents to the farm and when they finished work in the farm they asked permission to go and bath at the river.

  The three sisters who attended Comprehensive Secondary School in Ishiagu, were found floating on the water.

  The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah who confirmed the incident gave the names of the three children as Chisom Goodness Okoro 18, Chinelo Covenant Okoro, 15 and Chika Godwin Okoro, 14.

 “Today  April 28, 2020, at about 11am, one Amamuche Okoro Aja of Amauzu Amaeze Ishiagu in Ivo L.G.A of Ebonyi State, reported at Ivo Divisional Headquarters that on April 25, at about 11am himself and the wife Catharine Okoro went to the farm together with their three children.

 “After much work, the children excused themselves to get refreshed at a nearby river, sensing that they had stayed too long, he sent his wife to call the children only to find out that they have all drowned in the said river”, she said.

  Mr. Okoro Aja narrated further that the three corpses were recovered and buried immediately as there is no foul play suspected.

It was learnt that they were buried beside the stream without caskets, as culture and tradition demands.

  Mrs Odah said the divisional police officer of the area led a team of police detectives to the scene of the incident and immediately commenced investigation into the matter.

 “Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State, CP Awosola Awotinde mourns and commiserates with the deceased family, the general public especially the people of Amauzu-Amaeze Ishiagu in Ivo L.G.A of the state, for such unfortunate incident”, the spokesman added

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