It was a day of joy turned to sorrow as at least ten traditional wedding guests on Saturday died from the fume from a generator while twenty others hospitalized.
Punch reports that the incident happened at Umuomumu Mbieri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state.
A community source said that the wedding guests from Anambra State decided to pass the night at their in-law’s house after the ceremony.
It was the fume from the generator which ran through the night until morning that killed them, our correspondent was told.
The State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, who confirmed the development to our correspondent said, “the generator was on in the kitchen while the doors and widows of the rooms the guests slept were locked.”
“It is a case of sudden and natural death but we have commenced an investigation. Assistance is being rendered to the survivors.”