Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Oh No! Popular Nigerian Journalist, Wife, Son Killed In Gas Explosion (Pic)

The National Vice President of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), South- South zone, Mr. Eddie Bekom, his wife and son have died in a terrible gas explosion from a neighbor’s cooking gas.

They are survived by three children, one of who is till in critical condition at the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA), Ebonyi State.

Bekom was an employee of the Cross River Broadcasting Service, Ikom, until his death on Sunday evening.

Bekom, wife and four children had been receiving treatment at the Plastic Surgery Department of the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA), Ebonyi State, for more than two weeks after their neighbour’s cooking gas exploded, according to NewTelegraph.

Bekom’s 10-year-old boy died in the hospital few days after the explosion, while his wife died a week later, leaving him and their three children behind.

In a statement signed by the Ebonyi State Chairman of SWAN, Chukwuemeka Opara, regretted that after all efforts made to save Bekom’s life went futile

A part of the statement reads,

“In this moment of utmost grief, we commiserate with the entire SWAN family and pray that God gives us all and the entire Bekom family the fortitude to bear these irreparable losses.

“We use this opportunity to thank the Ebonyi state government for pledging to offset the entire bills of treating the Bekom family, the management and staff of FETHA, SWAN members, other journalists among others who through prayers and financial contribution.”

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