At Kaiama community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa, a Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Francis Ighorurhie, 38 got drowned in a flood.
Prior to his death, he was the Parish Priest of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kaiama.
The cleric was said to have died when he fell into the water on his way to his residence from a wooden bridge popularly known as ‘monkey bridge’.
Two pupils also drowned in a flood while on their way back from school along the Good News area of Azikoro town in Yenagoa LGA of the state.
According to a source on the death of the cleric;
“This is a sad moment for us. Father was on his way back from Bomadi in Delta State when he met his untimely death. But for the flood he could have driven his car straight to his residence, instead he parked same by the roadside.
“It was as he was walking on the wooden bridge part that had been submerged that he slipped and got drowned. Those staying at his residence had to raise the alarm when they saw his car by the roadside and he was nowhere to be found.
“They however became suspicious when they saw a bag containing some provision floating on the water not far from bridge. Divers were contracted and his remains were recovered.”