Rain storm kills JSS2 student, destroy property worth millions in Nsukka n
Rain storm kills JSS2 student, destroy property worth millions in Nsukka
By Larry Onwuta
The heavy rainfall accompanied with thunder storm in Nsukka town on Thursday night has killed a student at Queens of Rosary secondary school Nsukka.
A gateman in the school who pleaded said in Nsukka on Friday that the deceased whose name was identified as Mureen Amadi was in year two in junior secondary died as a result of the rain storm.
He explained that Amadi came out from the hostel during that night downpour to pick her clothes spread outside when electric pole collapsed and she was electrocuted by the live-wire from the pole.
“Everybody in this school both students and staff have been crying since last night on the sudden death of the JSS2 girl during the Thursday rain storm.
“Few people are inside the school compound as the principal, many staff and students have gone to Aku in Igboetiti LGA for the burial of Amadi ,” he said.
several phone calls to get comment from the Principal of the school, Rev fr Luke Eze were not picked or replied.
However, the Director of Communication in Nsukka Catholic Diocese Rev Fr Matthew Eze confirmed it and expressed shock on the death of the student as result of rain storm.
Queen Rosary Secondary School is owned by Nsukka Catholic Diocese.
Eze prayed God to grant the soul of Amadi internal rest as well as give the family, friends and well wishers of the deceased the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
When contacted the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr Ebere Amaraizu said no such report has been made available to Enugu State Police command.
” No such report has been made available to the command yet ” he said.
The Thursday storm also destroyed buildings and other property in Nsukka town and its environs.
Mr Onyema Idoko former Caretaker Committee Council Chairman of Nsukka LGA lamented how the rain storm pulled starlite mast of internet business centre to destroy his house roof located at No 52 Enugu road Nsukka
“the Thursday rain storm destroyed the roof of my house at 52 Enugu road Nsukka when it pulled down a starlite mast close to my house and smashed it on the house roof.
” The damage will cause me up to N500,.000 to repair.
” I will hire a heavy duty motor crane to remove the iron mast, buy bundle of new roofing sheets, removed the damaged ones and replaced them,” he said.
Idoko however thanked God as no human life was lost in the building.
“I thanked God that no life was lost, ” he said.
The rain storm also blown off the new roof building of St James Catholic Church Umakashi in Nsukka LGA as well as pulled down many electric poles and trees at Nsukka Mechanic site.