Flooding: Catholic Priest, two schoolchildren drown in Bayelsa

Catholic Priest, two schoolchildren drown in Bayelsa

A 38-year-old Catholic priest, Fr. Francis Ighorurhie, has been confirmed dead after he drowned on Thursday night in Kaiama, Bayelsa State.

Two school pupils also drowned along the good news area of Azikoro while heading home from school.

Fr. Ighorurhie had slipped from the wooden bridge walk popularly known as “Monkey bridge,” while on his way to his Rectory, fell into the water and drowned.

But for the flood, he could have driven his car straight to his residence instead parking by the road.

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