Victims, who passed out during a prayer session on August 1, after inhaling fume from power generating sets during a Community Prayer Gathering in Aba, have regained consciousness after days of treatment at the hospital.
The incident occurred at a vigil session put together by the Youth Fellowship of Ututu Community for their Annual National Youth Conference.
The event turned into a faint and dizzy session when some of them started collapsing and losing consciousness as a result of the fume from a power generating set close to the venue of the event. They were, however, saved by the quick rescue operation of the security personnel who took them to the hospital for immediate treatment.
According to an eyewitness who narrated the incident to Channels Television, he said that about 39 victims were involved in the fatal incident that took place at the commercial hub of Abia State.
A visit to the hospital where one of the surviving victims was being treated revealed that only 17 people at the prayer gathering for the Ututu community fellowship were injured during the program.
Meanwhile, the Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, paid all the bills of the surviving victims numbering about 16 and also distributed gifts to the medical teams who were available to ensure their survival, despite the strike embarked on by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).
The Deputy Governor, Emeka Ananaba, also visited the survivals at the hospital and urged them to guard against such scenario.
The youth minister appreciated the rapid rescue operation of the State government.
The survivals are expected to continue to receive medical attention until they recover fully.