Four World Bank Representatives Drowned in Ekiti River

According to report, four of the world Bank team was reported to have drowned in Egbe river in Egbe community area of Gbonyin local government, ekiti state.

The four were said to be workers on a World Bank assessment mission to the river and had commenced work on Tuesday night.

They were said to have come from the Development Dams and Irrigation Schemes, Kaduna State and had died when the boat carrying seven of them and their equipment capsized.

Sources said four of the occupants of the boat, who did not wear life jackets died while three others survived.

The names of the deceased were given as:
Bamidele Waheed Alayande, Tirimisiyu Alaran, David Malu and one Albert.

The three survivors – 
Charles Ehinlaye, Bukky Ajet and Yahaya Mohammed are receiving treatment in the hospital.

The bodies of the dead were fished out by local fishermen, who were said to have been mobilised by the Chairman of Gbonyin Local Government Area, Mrs. Folasade Akinrinmola.

The Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Lanre Ogunsuyi, who had visited the scene, described the accident as unfortunate.

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