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Thursday, August 25, 2016

World Bank Officials Drown In Ekiti

Four World Bank officials have drowned at Egbe Dam in Egbe Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, South-West Nigeria...

Egbe Dam is the biggest of the six dams in the state.
Folasade Akinrinmola, the chairman of the council and the state police command confirmed the incident to journalists on Thursday.

Mr. Akinrinmola said the incident which occurred on Wednesday night involved a team of seven contractors employed by the World Bank on an assessment mission to the dam.

She said the team commenced work on Tuesday night from a section of the dam and that the incident happened when they moved to the other section on Wednesday.

She said the traditional ruler of Egbe notified her of the incident.
“We immediately mobilised a rescue team and an ambulance, and in the process, those wearing life jackets were rescued.
“The rescued people were the ones who told us that others were in the water.

“The bodies of those that had drowned were later retrieved by the local fishermen.”
“One of the dead victims was said to be the son of the leader of the team who providentially escaped unhurt.
“We believe that they came to Ekiti based on some of the proposals we had written on the dam on how it can be put to use.

“We believe that the World Bank has started work on the dam based on their findings,” she said.
The council boss, who described the incident as sad and unfortunate , added that the bodies of the dead had since been deposited at the mortuary in Ode-Ekiti, the headquarters of the council area.

Alberto Adeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Ekiti State Police Command, also confirmed the incident.
“It is true that the boat transporting the team capsized, four of them died while three survived,” Mr. Adeyemi, a deputy superintendent of police, said.




  1. Replies
    1. They should have all worn their life jackets nau. Sad sad sad.
      May their souls rest in peace.

    2. Nigerians and larger than life attitude. Who enters that kind of place without a double life jacket? Are you Roman goddess?
      Dams that the pressure water and other forces of nature are manipulated to convert hydro energy to electricity is what people are playing with.
      This is a very avoidable and preventable disaster. In my country, no one cares about prevention, afterall it is never there portion.

  2. Inna Lilahi wainna illahi raji'un...

  3. How come they didnt wear life jacket now?
    Nawa o

  4. Very sad news. I wonder what their respective families are going tru right now. God, heal their broken heart. 😔

  5. If I talk now they will say I'm tribalistic abi na wetin them they call am. Ekiti people no like good thing. Na so one oyinbo man come this man village come buy cocoa, na pursue them pursue am comot. Anyone that comes into their villages with projects, na charm them go take kill or pursue the person. Na for there I see grasscutter wey dey wear ear ring. Ekiti people, I raise yansh for una. Anyway I just left this ekiti demon. I will give another tribe a trial but not the demons any longer.

    1. Yeepa you have killed me with laughter - grasscutter with earing. Ekiti I hail una lmao

    2. LMAO @grass cutter wearing earring

    3. Myopic fool.

  6. May God accept their souls

  7. RIP. Na wa. what a loss to the families

  8. This is so painful. I just saw their lifeless pictures.

  9. Yoruba people and useless charms and juju.This cannot be ordinary

  10. So sad.May God greatly console the families involved.

  11. For crying out loud, why will u enter boat or anything on water without wearing life jacket???
    I can never try that.

    Rip to the dead

  12. May their souls RIP it's so sad

  13. Bad luck fayose!!!

  14. May their souls RIP and hope Fayose won't blame PMB for this


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