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Collapse of Over Head Water-Tank.

:DTSG Set Up Commission of Inquiry.

Minisitry of Information, Delta State
05/11/2010

Delta State Government is to set up a high powered commission of inquiry to investigate the circumstances that led to the collapse of an over-head water-tank which killed five pupils and injured eleven others at the College of Education Model School in Agbor.

The State Governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan who announced this after inspecting the scene of the tragic incident described the sad event as unfortunate tragic and disheartening.

Dr. Uduaghan who visited those injured at the Central Hospital Agbor, sympathized with them and promised that the State Government would pay the bills for their treatment.

He commiserated with the Parents of the dead and injured School pupils and promised that the state government would take immediate action to prevent future occurrence.

His words "I am very unhappy to see that some Children died as a result of the incident". I however thank God that some survived with injuries and the State Government will take complete responsibly pay the bills and take immediate action to prevent future occurrence the governor added.

Responding, one of the parents who spoke on behalf of others, Mr. Mathew Okundayo, thanked the governor for his prompt response and concern.

Mr. Okundayo who blamed the school authorities for erecting the water tank close to a classroom block, attributed the incident to what he called "Management error”.

Earlier at the Model School, the Headmistress, Mrs. Comfort Etumodu, told the governor that the water tank collapsed at about 11.30am killing five of the pupils on the spot.

She also stated that nine of the pupils have been hospitalized at the Central Hospital Agbor while two others in critical condition were referred to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin-City.

Governor Uduaghan was accompanied on the visit by the commissioner for higher Education, Dr. Hope Eghagha and his Health counterpart Dr. Joseph Otumara. 

Keywords:
Mathew Okundayo, Hope Eghagha, Joseph Otumara, Comfort Etumodu

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