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Friday, 7 June 2019

3 dies in Imo State as Bomb Explodes from Waste Bin

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Not less than three people have lost their lives after a bomb had exploded just beside the waste bin. it was gathered that one of the victims went to pick cans from the waste bin when he met with his fate. while he tried to pick up the can, it exploded and killed him with two other persons around him. The names of the victims are Elvis Ukado, Kasiemobi Uzoma and Justice Adie. 
The said incident took place at the Eziorsu community of Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State. The Imo state Police Public Relation Officer, Mr Orlando Ikeokwu had confirmed the incident. He narrated that “it was as an unexploded ordinance in a scrap dump. It was when one of the victims was  beating the scrap iron in order to compress it that the bomb exploded, killing three of them at the scene, as at the time of the incident.” 
He went to to add that “The Commissioner of Police wishes to use this medium to warn all member of the public to promptly report any metal device suspected to be unexploded ordnance or explosive, UXO, for possible examination, evacuation and possible destruction.”

one of the witnesses from the scene said that :
“Nobody expected something like this to happen. We heard a loud sound. It blocked my ear. Some of us who were running were falling over each other.
I was holding my first son while running. The most painful part of this story was that you could see pieces of human parts scattered all over the place. It was shocking and all of were scared.
Mr Orlando concluded by stating that the imo state Commissioner of Police has visited the scene of the event and measures are already taking place to make sure such things never occur again.

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