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Four Confirmed Dead as Trees Fall in Jattu Market in Edo

A total of four dead bodies have been  recovered in Jattu  Market , Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State following some trees that  fell down during a  heavy downpour on Monday morning, while efforts are ongoing to see if there are still other bodies under the trees.

The Chairman of the  Local Government Council, Mr. Marvellous Zibiri confirmed the death of the person’s  while speaking to newsmen at the market.

He said: “At about 8:am or  9:am, I got a call from my Vice Chairman and  the Supervisory Council for Environment about the incident that happen at the Jattu market.

“During the rainfall four trees in the market fell smoustaneosly while people took cover under the trees  thereby killing four person’s and many injured.

” So far, we have been able to recover four person’s bodies and we have taken them to the mortuary while those who sustain injuries are at the hospital responding to treatment,” Zibiri said.

He added that rescue operation is still ongoing at the scene as the trees are being sawn down  in pieces to confirmed if they are other bodies under the trees.

The Chairman described the incident as a tragedy and sympathizede with families who lost their love ones at the market.

He, however, appealed to residents of the local government to stay indoors whenever it rains.

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