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(UPDATE) Oko-Erin Bridge: Kwara Fire Service Recovered Dead Body Of Victim

The Kwara State Fire Service has recovered a dead body of one Okechukwu Orwabo one of the victims who was swept off by the rain at Oko-Erin area of Ilorin metropolis.

The fire service made this known this afternoon in an official press statements by the service Head of Department of Media And Publicity, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle for the Director of the State Fire Service.

It would be recalled Kwara Reporters had earlier reported that no fewer than 4 people were swept away by the heavy downpour owing to the collapse Oko-Erin bridge earlier today, with fears that they might have died.

The statements in details;

"The Kwara State fire Service was summoned to a rescue operation at Oko-Erin area last night at about 22:30 hours, involving a Vehicle with 5 people inside the car while the bridge has been submerged by the torrent flowing over the bridge due to the downpour."

One of the passengers alighted from the vehicle to check the depth of the torrent, but unfortunately, suddenly the bridge collapsed and got him sunk. Relatively the same time two passengers alighted from the vehicle and they got sunk too.

The Brigade have been working round the clock to recover those victims. However, Mr Okechukwu Orwabo has been found dead at Coca cola road, the State Fire Service will leave no stone unturned to make the remaining victims namely; Chuben Orwabo and Chibike Orwabo are found soon.

"The Director, Kwara Fire Service, CFS Yakub I. Waheed urged the general public to be careful when it's raining."

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