Tragedy: ‘Amala’ meal kills mother, 3 children, 2 others

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Published on November 1, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State

Six people, including a mother, three of her children and two of their neighbours, on Tuesday lost their lives in Ogaminana area of Okene in Kogi after eating a meal made from cassava flour, popularly known as ‘amala.’

The Public Relations Officer of the Adavi Local Government, Mr. Abdulhamid Salahudeen told newsmen on phone that three of the victims died on Tuesday at the Okene General Hospital while the woman and two of her children had earlier died on Monday in their house.

Salahudeen said that the woman died along side three of her children, two sons and a daughter, adding that two male children of her neighbour that partook in the meal also died .

He put the ages of the dead five children at between 9 and 15 years.

Salaudeen said that the mother had in the evening of Sunday, October…

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