In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, October, 2020

Shocker! 38-Yr-Outdated Catholic Priest, Two Pupils Drown In A Flood In Bayelsa

Shocker! 38-Year-Old Catholic Priest, Two Pupils Drown In A Flood In Bayelsa

Francis Ighorurhie

Rev Fr. Francis Ighorurhie

Rev Fr. Francis Ighorurhie, a 38-year-old Catholic priest, has died tragically.

The cleric drowned in a flood at Kaiama neighborhood in Kolokuma/Opokuma Native Authorities Space of Bayelsa, in response to The Nation.

Two pupils additionally drowned in a flood alongside the Good Information space of Azikoro city in Yenagoa LGA of the state.

The deceased pupils of main and nursery faculties had been reportedly killed within the flood whereas returning residence from faculty.

It was learnt that Fr. Ighorurhie, a missionary from Delta State, was till his demise, the Parish Priest of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kaiama.

The cleric was stated to have died when he fell into the water on his method to his residence from a picket bridge popularly often called ‘monkey bridge’.

It was additionally gathered a bit of the picket bridge had been submerged by the rising water making strolling on the slippery construction a tough process for customers.

A priest, who spoke in confidence, stated the demise of Ighorurhie was unhappy and devastating.

The supply stated: “It is a unhappy second for us. Father was on his manner again from Bomadi in Delta State when he met his premature demise. However for the flood he might have pushed his automotive straight to his residence, as a substitute he parked identical by the roadside.


“It was as he was strolling on the picket bridge half that had been submerged that he slipped and received drowned. These staying at his residence needed to increase the alarm after they noticed his automotive by the roadside and he was nowhere to be discovered.

“They nevertheless grew to become suspicious after they noticed a bag containing some provision floating on the water not removed from bridge. Divers had been contracted and his stays had been recovered.”

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The supply added his stays had been deposited on the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, the state capital.

The Bayelsa State Authorities in a press release on the rising floods sympathised with residents over the affect of the catastrophe, assuring residents that efforts had been underway to mitigate its devastating results on the individuals.

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