Journalist, wife, son die after gas explosion

……SWAN mourns


Uchenna Inya


National Vice President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), South South zone, Mr  Eddie Bekom has passed on.

Bekom, a staff of Cross River Broadcasting Service, Ikom  died on Sunday evening.

Bekom, wife and four children have been at the Plastic Surgery

Department of the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA), Ebonyi State for  more than  two weeks receiving treatment  after gas cooking explosion from their neighbour flat in Ikom, Cross River State.

His 10-year-old boy had died in the hospital few days after the explosion. Bekom’s wife died a week later, leaving him and three children behind. One of the surviving children is in critical condition.

In a statement signed by Ebonyi State Chairman of SWAN,  Comrade Chukwuemeka Opara, the chapter regretted that after all efforts made to save Bekom’s  life, he still died after the death of two of his family members.


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