Friday, 30 October 2015

Umuchu Tragedy: Okeke Visits, Extolls Youths Efforts to Save Victims’ Lives

Okechukwu Christopher

A former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gubernatorial Aspirant in Anambra State, Chief Ugochukwu Okeke has commiserated with the people of Umuchu in Aguata Local Government Area of the state over the trailer tragedy that claimed about 12 people and injured 21 in the town on October 11, 2015.
Okeke, who visited the community recently, prayed God to grant the bereaved fortitude to bear the irreparable loss since no one can question Him over the ugly incident.
He equally praised the youth of the community on the various developmental projects they have executed through their youthful President General, especially the roles they played to saving the lives of the victims of the trailer tragedy.
Okeke, however, enjoined other well meaning Nigerians to give youths chance to lead at various capacity because, according to him, massive development ongoing in Umuchu were sequel to youthful leadership.
Recall that tragedy struck at a village market in Umuchu on Sunday, October 11 following a brake failure of a lorry with registration number Enugu LG66-BBG carrying plywood which collided with some oncoming vehicles, damaged properties, killed 3 masquerades, 12 people, while 21 survived with some degrees of injury.
The victims, mostly the indigenes, had gathered at the market square to watch masquerades after the annual new yam festival held the previous day when the incident happened.
Commending the august visitor for abandoning his business to come to sympathise with them, the President General, Umuchu Improvement Union , Barr Kingsley Onunkwo briefed him on what the town did and would continue to do to improving their lives.



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