Calabar Tragedy: Efik Mothers Plan Viewing Centre To Honour Victims

Calabar Tragedy: Akwa Ibom Gov. Sympathises With Cross RiverA group of women under the aegis of Mothers of Efik Kingdom have promised to rebuild the viewing centre in Calabar where disaster struck on Thursday.

Many football fans were electrocuted when a high-tension wire fell on the viewing centre while they watching the Europa League clash between Manchester United and Anderlecht.

The tragedy led to tributes from all over the world with Premier League giants Manchester United sending condolences to families of the victims.

On Saturday, the group led by Senator Florence Ita-Giwa visited the viewing centre in Nyasang Community to commiserate with the families of the deceased.

The women who laid a wreath at the viewing centre in memory of those that died, demanded a piece of land from the community for the construction of a new viewing centre.

Ita-Giwa told members of the community that the intention of the mothers was to build a modern viewing centre in memory of those that dies.

She said pictures of the football fans who lost their lives in the incident would be placed on the walls of the centre.

“As mothers, we are going to do our best to alleviate the suffering of people that lost loved ones,” she said.

Ita-Giwa called on football icons to support the project as a legacy for lovers of the game in the State.

The group promised to visit the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital where some of the Victims are currently undergoing treatment.

The Secretary of Nyasang Clan, Iso Bassey Edem, described the visit and attention the community was getting as a welcome development.

Mystery Shrouds Death Of Teenage Factory Worker

The death of a 17 year old girl, Jennifer Onyeche, who died on the July 24th 2013 while working at a Juice manufacturing company in Ketu area of Lagos, has raised several questions, including the actual cause of her death.

The secondary school leaver, Jennifer, was reported to have died of electrocution but a doctor’s report states that the cause of death is asphyxiation.

Asphyxiation is a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygento the bodythat arises from being unable to breathenormally.

Jennifer’s mother, Dorcas Onyeche, said four of her daughter’s co-workers visited her at 11pm to announce that she (Jennifer) got electrocuted and is dead.

Her father, Friday Onyeche, told Channels Television that he had been refused the right to see his late daughter’s corpse many days after her death.

However, there seems to be a conspiracy of silence as the police did not let the girl’s parents to see the autopsy report, but scribbled the cause of death on a piece of paper.

Dr. Femi Adewale of Fineday Hospital, Ketu confirmed that Jennifer was rushed to his hospital but was dead on arrival.

He explained that asphyxia and electrocution are two causes of death that have nothing in common.

An administrative staff of the company where Jennifer worked, a fruit juice manufacturing company located a No.9 Adisa Akintoye street, Ketu, divulged no information about the incident.

The state Criminal Investigation Department is currently handling the case.