BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT: Two of the five corpses that were brought in on Saturday to the Braithwait Memorial hospital from the venue of the screening exercise conducted by the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, at the Liberation stadium, Port Harcourt haver been identified by relatives.
Chief Medical Director, Rivers state Hospital Management Board, Dr Okere Iragonima who confirmed this to newsmen said relatives were yet to come for the other three corpses, adding that one of them may have come from another state for the exercise that Saturday.
Continuing, Dr Iragonima said a total of twenty four casualties were rushed to the hospital that Saturday and had been treated and discharged.
Meantime, mother of one of the deceased, Mrs Victoria Amah said her daughter, Grace was preparing for her wedding slated for April 9 this year.
According to the mother, her daughter, Grace had already shopped for the wedding before the sad incident. She said the daughter went to Aba to buy things for her wedding ceremony on the eve of the screening exercise.
While lamenting the death she said she would take solace in the almighty God. Continuing, Mrs Amah said she only became aware that her daughter had died when relatives called to inform her.
The Controller of Immigration in Rivers State, Steve Fimibama was at the BMH Wednesday and was briefed of the casualty figure and death toll. Mr Fimibama condoled with the families that lost dear ones during the exercise.