by crossriverwatch admin
A newly married couple who packed into their own house soon after wedding have been reportedly killed by generator fumes in their new apartment in Ikot Omin in the outskirts of Calabar the Cross River State capital.
The couple, Bassey Effiong , aged 27, his wife, Glory Effiong, aged 21 and her younger sister, Emem aged 16, were said to have packed to the house built by Bassey following harassment from his landlord where he used to live when he was yet to complete the house.
“When he got married he decided to work on one room of the building he was putting up and moved in while hoping to gradually continue work on the other part of the building”. Mike, a neighbour of the couple told our reporter.
However tragedy struck on Sunday night when the couple turned on their generator and placed it along the corridor close to the room where they slept but the carbon contained in the fumes emitted from the generator was said to have consequently polluted the room and effectively suffocated the couple along with Emem, the younger sister to the bride.
They were discovered dead several hours by a naval officer, David Ekanem, uncle to Bassey who said he went to the place after he called the telephone number of Bassey severally and he did not pick so he had to go there himself at about 5 pm on Monday only to behold the tragic sight.
“I knocked several times on the door but there was no answer so I had to force the door open; it was then I saw my nephew and his wife along with the young girl lying dead” The Naval officer said.
Mr. Hogan Bassey, the spokesman of the Cross River State Police Command said the matter was reported by the naval officer and the bodies evacuated to the Infectious Disease Hospital mortuary along Edgerly Road Calabar for embalmment.
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