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Generator fumes kill 7 undergraduates in Bayelsa

At least seven persons have lost their lives after inhaling fumes from generator inside a music studio along the Transformer Road in Amarata axis of…

At least seven persons have lost their lives after inhaling fumes from generator inside a music studio along the Transformer Road in Amarata axis of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

 The deceased persons were said to be working in the recording studio, owned by one of them, identified as Akpos Barakubo, when the incident happened on Monday night.

 According to the residents of the area, the crew members in the studio were working into the midnight using their generating set due to poor power supply in the state and felt asleep forgetting to switch off the generator.

City & Crime gathered that six bodies were discovered death in the morning, while one who was unconscious and rushed to the hospital gave up later.

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It was also gathered that most of the deceased are undergraduate students from the Niger Delta University (NDU), who are into the recording business to help themselves in school.

As at the time of filling the report, security operatives have cordoned the area, while the corpses have been evacuated to the mortuary.

A resident of the area, Mrs Joy Reuben, said the neighborhood woke up on Tuesday morning to witness the tragic incident, calling on government to ensure adequate power supply in the state to avoid similar occurrence.

When contacted, police spokesman in the state, ASP Musa Muhammed, promised to find out and call back, but he did not pick his calls afterwards.

 

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