Generator fumes kill seven university students in Bayelsa

Seven university undergraduates have lost their lives after reportedly inhaling fumes from a generator inside a music studio on Transformer Road, Ebis, in the Amarata area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.

The incident happened on Tuesday morning, May 21, when the victims were in a recording studio, owned by one of them identified as Akpos Reuben Braokubo.

Residents of Ebis mentioned that the studio crew usually works till night using their generators due to inadequate power supply in the state.

It was reported that they fell asleep with the generator on inside the studio and forgot to switch it off before sleeping.

Six bodies were discovered dead on Tuesday morning, while one individual, who was found unconscious and rushed to the hospital, later passed away.

It was later revealed that most of the deceased were undergraduates from the state-owned Niger Delta University (NDU) in Amassoma, who were involved in the recording business to support their education.

The victims’ bodies were said to have been evacuated and taken to a morgue in Yenagoa by police officials.

Friends have gone online to mourn the deceased.