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Six persons are said to have lost their lives to rainstorm and windstorm recorded in Oko Community in Oshimili South Local Government Area of the state.
The incident was disclosed by Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu at a news conference on Thursday in Asaba.
The information boss said that five others who sustained various degrees of injuries were being treated at the hospital.
According to him, a collapsed structure led to the death of 6 persons, one other person is critically injured and is being attended to at the Asaba Specialist Hospital, 5 others sustained various injuries are already in stable condition.
“It is something that is quite disturbing and unfortunate. It is our prayer that God will grant the deceased eternal rest even as we pray to God to comfort the bereaved families and grant them the fortitude to bear their loss,”
In a related development, Aniagwu said a 10-year-old boy was swept away at Okotomi area of Okpanam Community in Oshimili North Local Government Area.
He said the State Government was coordinating rescue efforts to recover the boy.