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Obaseki Condones With Thunderstorm Victims In Edo Market 

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has expressed his sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives due to a thunderstorm at the Jattu market, in Etsako West Local Government Area of the State, News About Nigeria reports. 

He made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday.

Recall that there had been a thunderstorm during an early morning rain on Monday, that caused trees to fall on those in the market.

Four persons were confirmed by the chairman of the council, Marvellous Zibiri, to have been killed by the trees, after the heavy downpour.

According to him, some others were also injured and are presently recovering at an undisclosed hospital in the area.

He described the incident as a tragedy and sympathised with families who lost their loved ones, appealing to residents of the local government to stay indoors whenever it rains.

Reacting to the incident, the governor stated that it is saddening and assured the people that urgent steps are immediately being taken to ensure such tragedies are prevented in the future.

“I received with a heavy heart the news of the unfortunate incident that occurred on Monday morning in Jattu market, Etsako West Local Government Area of the State, where about four lives were allegedly lost due to fallen trees caused by a heavy downpour.

“The incident is deeply saddening and I extend heartfelt condolences to the victims and families affected by the very tragic incident.

“Emergency response teams have since been deployed to manage the situation and provide support and assistance to those affected, while urgent steps are immediately being taken to ensure such tragedies are prevented in the future. While we urge all residents to exercise utmost caution as the rainy season intensifies, we reassure you of sustained efforts and our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of all citizens.

“May God grant repose to the souls of the departed and succour to their families”, he stated.

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