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Two found dead after the heavy rainfall at Uyo, Akwa-ibom



Two persons, a man and woman were found dead after a heavy rainfall in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital.

Their lifeless bodies were found in a gutter along Atiku Abubakar lane by GWT fuel station in Uyo after the rain that started at about 5:30pm on Sunday and stopped by 6:45pm. According to reports by an eye witness, Ms Uduak Mbakara, the victims were not residents of the area.
Uduak stated that residents of the area called the police who promptly responded and took the corpses away.

“We woke up this morning (Monday) to find the corpses of a man and a woman in the gutter along Atiku Abubakar lane. Since we could not identify them, we called the police who came and carried the corpses away,” she said.

Police spokesman Odiko Macdon, who confirmed that the police have taken the corpses and deposited them in a morgue, said the police believe that the victims were electrocuted. The electrocution was as a result of the electrical wires laying bare inside the gutter. Odiko said no foul play was suspected in the death, after preliminary investigation.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the victims were electrocuted because some fallen electrical poles were found around the area, giving the impression that they died of electrocution. But our investigations have not been concluded”

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