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Friday, 31 August 2012

Emekuku Family of 9 Died Of Generator Fume – Imo State Govt

 
On Monday July 9th, nine members of the same family died mysteriously in their home. Neighbours and other family members said their deaths was spiritual.

But the Imo state government said it has finally unraveled the cause of death of the Emekuku family. According to the autopsy result released yesterday by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Obi Njoku, they were killed by generator fume poisoning.

The commissioner said the family slept and forgot to switch off their generator set and subsequently died as a result of the generator fume they inhaled while asleep and not by ‘evil spirits'

90 comments:

Anonymous said...

jesus christ.....a whole generation whiped out. God rest their souls

Anonymous said...

tot dey said dier was no generator nearby... na wa 4 nija sha, liessss all d way

Anonymous said...

why r dey lying whrz d generator wen police said dey found known..

Anonymous said...

have you thought of the backlash of showing this pics cos i don't want to hear you playing victim part o.pls change the picture ASAP

Anonymous said...

even if dier was generator, wat kinda gen wil kill 9 pple, dey r talking rubbish..imo state govt dnt gv us d impression u r working by lying 2 pple..

Anonymous said...

liarssss...

Anonymous said...

na lie oooooo

Anonymous said...

i dnt believe dat crap, tell dat 2 d blind..

Anonymous said...

is nt true.... soooo nt trueeee

Warri Girl said...

Too bad, carbon monoxide and at the same time from over crowding.

Warri Girl

Anonymous said...

hmmm, dis story s fake, i hv seein dis exact picture befor of a family dat died mysteriously after a burial in dis sam Imo state. What do we believ? dis s a mixup plss..

Anonymous said...

You see? Ignorance causes people to blame unnecessary stuff.

brandigest said...

In 21st century Juju is not recognized ( no court judges on Juju sentiments). Science has indicated the course of their death, lets accept it. It is very possible.

ESTHER said...

THANK GOD D CURSE OF THEIR DEATH WAS DISCOVERED, I DONT KNOW Y AFRICANS ALWAYS BELIEVE EVERYTHING BAD THAT HAPPEN IS SPIRITUAL INSTEAD OF THEM 2 FIND OUT THE REAL CURSE.....

Anonymous said...

Wowww wat a sad story May dere souls rest in peace

Anonymous said...

this is very sad,pls pple should learn,gensets are kept outside.

Nnenna said...

SO, SO, SAD!!! Were they sleeping with the gen in their room? Kai! Poverty! Nigeria is just a mess! If there was uninterrupted power supply, they wouldn't need to have a gen!#sopathetic

Anonymous said...

wow,des is sad.

Unknown said...

Oh God! *crying... This is terrible. God give me the grace to hear all these things and not break down... See what light situation has caused? hewu!!!

Let's lift our spirits through it all...Diary of a pleasant heart.http://wp.me/p2f9On-13

Anonymous said...

Was a post mortem carried out to determine the true cause of their death?

Anonymous said...

Da commissioner is a freaking liar!! Can u take a gud look at da scenerio above n plsss tell me if dis family wuld be able to afford a generator nt to even talk abt fueling it n eventually leaving da gen till da nxt day!! Ppl..COMMON!!

Anonymous said...

Really sad story, guess thats the nigeria we live in. yet people are complaining about london met. hmmm

dopeskin said...

U c,u c, uc, ino talk finish.. Na juju na juju.. Nonsense na everything be juju!!!!

olive said...

its a lie joor but again it might be true o

nsimahogee said...

that commissioner will go to hell fire.what a fake news,

Anonymous said...

Mr commisioner..oya pass d mic!!! Mtcheewww!!! No be naija be dis,do u knw how many pple that sleep with there generator's on,everyday??? Haba!!!Petty lies that can't get us any further...God is watching us all!!

Anonymous said...

I remember reading this story. The villagers confirm the family doesn't have Generator.

Well, may their soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Their in-law whose wife was involved said when he got there that mornin, the 1st thing he did was to check the generator and it was off which ruled out the case of generator fume.

Anonymous said...

as in generator , nd no tv or fridge 2 put dos tomatoes . den it took u 9months pregnancy 2 unravel cos of death . wish way naija

Anonymous said...

how nah?? was d gen in or out of d house? were all 9 in same room?

gor said...

Mr commisioner!!! Did dey sleep wit d generator being on in d same room? 2bad sha... May dia souls R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

Typical use of #Science to explain #Spirituality

Anonymous said...

I see d other girl foaming from her mouth, so gen caused dat too...hmmmm

Anonymous said...

Effect of Excess Carbon Monoxide CO ihaled which led to higher toxicity of the heart and central Nervous System. this gas is odorless colorless and tasteless, there is no way it could have been detected. so Nigerians...stop these nonsense about blaming everything on VOODOO

Anonymous said...

Yeah right!(Rolls eyes)

Anonymous said...

Pathetic...

Alicia says... said...

Idiot, why don't you read very well???!!

Nonya said...

All of you talking nonesense there. E be like say una never reach Naija before. Or una no get family or friends wey poor. How much is a small "I better pass my neighbour"? Quite cheap. The way the average peeps save to buy medium sized gen even with no car, thats how these folks buy those small gens. They probably used it to power a fan and light bulbs.

What I think happened: They got back from market and put on the gen (which was probably in a hall way or even in that room for security). The gas made them all dizzy and they passed out then died. The man that said the gen was off when he got there must be a fool. If the small fuel wey dem put finish, the gen no go off? Na wa ooo.

Anonymous said...

why should we still be using generators? any leader or person past or present involved in the reason Nigeria, has epileptic power supply it will not be well with them.

Alicia says... said...

Unless a window of some sort is open..

Unknown said...

Hmmm,lips are sealed,this is a diffrent story entirely I'm hearing now,but with same pic of the previous saga I read. Okay ooo

Anonymous said...

Meeeeenn... I Thot 9jerians wld be more educated by nw... D fact that der r 9 pple in such a small room is a plus to d reasons y generator fumes wld kill them. I think cuz we all hav generators, we undermine their dangers.....

Anonymous said...

Tell him or her ob

AKINNUOYE KEMMY said...

i don't believe that crap. all of them cannot die at the same time as they are not expected to have the same level of immunity against health threats. at least @ should have been alive at the point of death or something real

Anonymous said...

TELL THEM JOR!!! I'm so tired of Nigerian ignorance! When I see old people talking rubbish about juju I don't even mind them, because they are old! But for young people to be thinking rubbish is beyond me ooo! This is why this country is what it is!

Anonymous said...

Because africans are lazy! They don't like to think or analyze a situation! That's why white people are enjoying a rich life while Africans live in severe poverty! Africans when faced with a problem will say God will solve it, when the problem is not solved they will say it was juju or the devil's work.

Anonymous said...

Word!
My God! Pls educate yourself in this regard so that you won't be a victim. You just reasoned like an ignoramus. What has the number of people got to do with anything.

Anonymous said...

That the gen set was off as at the time he got there doesn't mean it wasn't on prior to...its possible it ran until the fuel was exhusted

Str8FrmDaHips said...

Stupid 9jas and their superstitious momo jumbo!!..spititual indeed??..in this technological dawn..people still believe that crap!!....PHCN and all the ole leaders..so much blood on your hands..RIP

truthhurts said...

gen fumes my ass!!!

Anonymous said...

Rich kid lol...the medium size Gen can't even carry a freezer not to talk of the smallest size which they must have been using...they will just be able to use the fan to prevent heat. They probably don't usually run it all night, just a mistake

Anonymous said...

Most intelligent comment so far

Anonymous said...

It's so sad...poverty is really a bad thing. I posted a story on a generatir thief that was caught. Now u leave ur Gen outside, thy steal it, u keep it inside u die...which way Nigeria?

SEE MA BLOG .. http://ashirigbakaute.blogspot.com/

Unknown said...

You mean cause?

Anonymous said...

Stop with the caps!! Its retarded!!

Eze said...

You doubters,check the meaning of autopsy in google or oxford dictionary and stop saying rubbish about spiritual whatever.

Anonymous said...

"Cause" u mean?

Anonymous said...

Even if a window is open, it may not save u. Alicia if u sleep wit ur gen indoors wit windows open, its time 2 stop biko. Better safe than sorry I tell u.

Anonymous said...

Oga big grammer, read d story again. Den u'l figure out u dnt need 2 ask dat question.

Anonymous said...

Since na u kno pass, what do u think killed them?

Unknown said...

Loss of words. Pray a member of ur family does'nt exprience dis. Keep us safe,Lord

Anonymous said...

Was the fucking generator inside the room, or was the exhaust facing inside the window of the room? Paleaseeeee tell it to idiots.

Anonymous said...

This is old gist and linda, you have added your own story. There was no generator anything. It was a case of poisoning. People shld google the story to get the real gist not this your fake version.

If you like, don't publish my comment. I have said the truth.

Anonymous said...

May God help us in this country

Anonymous said...

pls can sombody trow more light for me on how generator can kill sombody,pls i need to knw so to avoid it.

Anonymous said...

Mehnn 4uk dead...may their soul rest in d lord

Anonymous said...

There souls rest in peace.

generator fumes??

Unknown said...

May their souls rest in peace. Why should people still be using generators.in 2012. What a shame.

Keke said...

THE CAUSE OF DEATH IS IN NO WAY GENERATOR FUMES..IS THIS NOT THE SAME GEN EVERYONE IN NIJA HAS, AND INHALES DAILY??? LOOK AT ALL THEIR WORLDLY BELONGINGS ARE IN 1 ROOM, COOLERS, TOMATOES, PLATES FOOD AND SO ON...AND AL 9 PPL SLEEPING IN ONE ROOM...THEY SHLD LOOK INTO IT PROPERLY....DOES NIJA EVEN HAVE THE CORONERS TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH???

Unknown said...

Taa! Which kind generator fume b dat 1? Na bad belle ppl jor

Anonymous said...

You don't know why Africans believe everything bad is spriritual yet you are writing "The CURSE of their death", don't you mean "The CAUSE of their death". LMAO!

Dayo said...

D STORY IS HARD TO BLIV, COS D ONLY WAY DEY WOULD AV DIED OF GEN FUME IS BY KEEPING D GEN IN D SAME ROOM DEY WERE SLEEPING.
ABEG, D WHOLE TIN NO ADD UP @ ALL.

Dayo said...

D STORY IS HARD TO BLIV, COS D ONLY WAY DEY WOULD AV DIED OF GEN FUME IS BY KEEPING D GEN IN D SAME ROOM DEY WERE SLEEPING.
ABEG, D WHOLE TIN NO ADD UP @ ALL.

omorella said...

Linda dts a big fat lie, how can all of dem in d room die frm generator fume and one person no survive,wat about d oda 2victim in d oda room did de also die frm d fume? Abeggeeeee before anybody dies frm such tin d person starts to choke and gasps for breath and if one notices such would get up and go to whr ders air and nt stil lie on d ground/bed to sleep, so mk imo gvt investigate well again....

Anonymous said...

Carbon monoxide killed them! Sad Sad Sad and all our head of states will be doing yanga around....This is murder because in the 21st century Nigeria should not be hurting from NEPA

Alicia says... said...

Anonymous, i replied to the comment that said the generator is outside. But what i replied is that if a window is open, the carbon monoxide could still get in. i don't use generators, i don't live in Nigeria.

Alicia says... said...

What's up with the hashtags??? This ain't twitter

BlonQo said...

Its obvious there's a lot of ignorance about carbon monoxide poisoning. This gas is colorless and odorless. Even if they weren't sleeping, they wud at best have a headache feel faint and dizzy, b4 going unconscious. No gasping, no feeling of distress. And if the levels are high enough it can cause death within MINUTES.

If there's a generator in d corridor or even outside (as long as d fumes are directed into the house,), then there's cause for suspicion.. Even if the generator is nt their own. Overcrowding will worsen the effects as more people will be competing for the available oxygen in the air.

So people, let's educate ourselves, explore all the logicals b4 skipping 2 the spiritual. I am a proud African and I do believe in spirits and forces beyond our control. Bt in this case, there are lessons 2 be learnt and precautions 2 take. A word is enough 4 the wise o.

Anonymous said...

@Anon that wrote..
"The CURSE of their death"
As long as the message got into your thick skull...that's fine by me..how does that relate to the response!!..keep spell ckecking me..u would check tire..cos not immune to the odd mistake or two..and can always claim not to be my papa's language!!..*tongue out*

Str8FrmDaHips said...

@BonQo..should be post of the day..well said..no need to curse in order to put your point across!!

Anonymous said...

at Anon August 31, 2012 2:10 PM

ITS THE SAME STORY EINSTEIN!!!

Unknown said...

its a pity, though this pic looks like they're sleeping in the kitchen.are they sure its not the smoke from a bad stove. Either way its a pity, God rest their souls and my friends, we should learn a lesson from this and not call anyone a liar.

Unknown said...

what a pity. Learn your lessons people. God rest their souls. A whole family! Chai! God save us.. Amen

Anonymous said...

Too many stupid stupid silly stupid commenters on here!!! Don't even know where to begin educating u bunch from. However know this carbon monoxide fumes emitted from gen sets are very much real. My friend came close 1ce but for the timely interference of a friend of hers who came visiting.

Anonymous said...

Abeg no mind dem. You no nigerians can be quite stupid. We will never move forward. Too many stupid people in this country

Anonymous said...

why is it necessary to have this picture here? peoples death should not be a source of entertainment. please remove for the sake of God if not anything else.

Anonymous said...

Ask them in Hiroshima during the 2nd world war how they all perished includng plants!!...welcome to the world of chemical poisoning..

Unknown said...

It is called Carbon Monoxide poisoning. This gas is dangerous, because it is odorless and if inhaled it kills rather very quickly after incapacitating the victim who most of the time never crosses back from that till death all in a short space of time. These should be used as education material for others. More has to come from this. Unfortunately there are some bloggers who think the fume can't kill. Please be aware it does. Even in very developed countries like US these unfortunate domestic accidents do happen.

Nutty J. said...

Okay I dont gerrit... was the generation inside the apartment?

Or did the fumes travel from outside into the house?

Before una abuse my ignorance level, na question I dey ask

Anonymous said...

God of mercy. Who on this planet earth that doesn't know how poisonous generator fume is? until they have mind to use it inside the house and slept off. Incredible.

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