August 26, 2016

How 4 World Bank consultants died in Ekiti boat accident

It's a sad one for World Bank team as four of their consultants have drowned in Egbe River in Egbe community of Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

The four were said to be workers on a World Bank assessment mission to the river and had commenced work on Tuesday night.

They were said to have come from the Development Dams and Irrigation Schemes, Kaduna State and had died when the boat carrying seven of them and their equipment capsized.
Sources said four of the occupants of the boat, who did not wear life jackets died while three others survived.

The names of the deceased were given as:
Bamidele Waheed Alayande, Tirimisiyu Alaran, David Malu and one Albert.

The three survivors – 
Charles Ehinlaye, Bukky Ajet and Yahaya Mohammed are receiving treatment in the hospital.

The bodies of the dead were fished out by local fishermen, who were said to have been mobilised by the Chairman of Gbonyin Local Government Area, Mrs. Folasade Akinrinmola.

The Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Lanre Ogunsuyi, who had visited the scene, described the accident as unfortunate.


samaila sulaiman said...

So sad

ats three said...

What a tragic situation. May their souls rest in peace.

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

Very unfortunate

Hassan Aderemi said...

May their souls RIP.

SPACO said...

So sad.

inumidun said...


Kay Heavy said...

So tragic!