Generator Fumes Kill Two Friends In Bayelsa


Two friends in the Swali suburb of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital have been killed by generator fumes, reports have said.

The victims, both female, identified as Patience Augustine and Esther were found dead in their room.

20-year-old Augustine, who hailed from Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, was identified as the daughter of a serving police officer at the state police command, was until her death a student of Community Secondary School, Swali, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The other victim, Esther, aged 35, an indigene of Ondewari, in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, was until her demise, a trader who dealt in kerosene and sachet water at Swali market.

The duo, according to reports, left a generator running in the corridor of their home and fell asleep while watching television.

It was learnt that the late Esther was not feeling fine and had asked her friend, Patience to come over and pass the night with her when tragedy struck.

Other residents became suspicious when the two friends did not come out in the morning, reports further said, prompting them to force the door open. Their lifeless bodies were found on the bed.

Bayelsa state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alex Akhigbe, confirmed the incident.


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