Shocker! 38-Yr-Outdated Catholic Priest, Two Pupils Drown In A Flood In Bayelsa


Rev Fr. Francis Ighorurhie

Rev Fr. Francis Ighorurhie, a 38-year-old Catholic priest, has died tragically.

The cleric drowned in a flood at Kaiama group in Kolokuma/Opokuma Native Authorities Space of Bayelsa, in accordance with The Nation.

Two pupils additionally drowned in a flood alongside the Good Information space of Azikoro city in Yenagoa LGA of the state.

The deceased pupils of major and nursery colleges have been reportedly killed within the flood whereas returning house from college.

It was learnt that Fr. Ighorurhie, a missionary from Delta State, was till his loss of life, the Parish Priest of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kaiama.

The cleric was mentioned to have died when he fell into the water on his method to his residence from a picket bridge popularly generally known as ‘monkey bridge’.

It was additionally gathered a piece of the picket bridge had been submerged by the rising water making strolling on the slippery construction a troublesome job for customers.

A priest, who spoke in confidence, mentioned the loss of life of Ighorurhie was unhappy and devastating.

The supply mentioned: “It is a unhappy second for us. Father was on his approach again from Bomadi in Delta State when he met his premature loss of life. However for the flood he may have pushed his automobile straight to his residence, as a substitute he parked similar by the roadside.

“It was as he was strolling on the picket bridge half that had been submerged that he slipped and received drowned. These staying at his residence needed to increase the alarm once they noticed his automobile by the roadside and he was nowhere to be discovered.

“They nevertheless turned suspicious once they noticed a bag containing some provision floating on the water not removed from bridge. Divers have been contracted and his stays have been recovered.”

The supply added his stays had been deposited on the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, the state capital.

The Bayelsa State Authorities in an announcement on the rising floods sympathised with residents over the affect of the catastrophe, assuring residents that efforts have been underway to mitigate its devastating results on the individuals.

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