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Edo: 4 killed as trees fall in Jattu Market


A total of four dead bodies have been recovered in Jattu Market , Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, following some trees that  fell down during a heavy downpour yesterday morning, while efforts are ongoing to see if there are still other bodies under the   trees

The chairman of the local government council, Mr. Marvellous Zibiri, confirmed the death of the person’s while speaking to newsmen at the market.

He said, “At about 8:am or 9:am, I got a call from my Vice Chairman and  the Supervisory Council for Environment about the incident that happened at the Jattu Market.

“During the rainfall, four trees in the market fell simultaneously while people took cover under the trees, thereby killing four persons and many injured.

“So far, we have been able to recover four bodies and we have taken them to the mortuary, while those who sustained injuries are at the hospital responding to treatment,” Zibiri said.

He added that rescue operation is still ongoing at the scene as the trees are being sawn down in pieces to confirm if there are other bodies under the trees.

The chairman described the incident as a tragedy and sympathised with families who lost their loved ones at the market.

He, however, appealed to residents of the local government to stay indoors whenever it rains.

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