Five youths die while conveying corpse of cholera victim from Lagos to Sokoto


Five youths have died while conveying body of their brother who died of cholera in Lagos state to Sokoto.

The deceased were seasonal migrants to Lagos state where they worked as scavengers.

According to Daily Trust, they were living at Ojota, an area said to be worst hit by cholera in Lagos state.

It was gathered that one of them got infected and died shortly.

“After his death, they decided to bring his corpse to his hometown, Sanyinna in Tambuwal local government of Sokoto state for burial. They chattered a bus to Sokoto and on their way five more persons got infected and died before their arrival," a source said.

"Another five passengers are currently on admission in Sanyinna Primary Health Centre. The bus was not allowed into the town. We had called and informed the driver to proceed to the facility on arrival which he did,” the source added

The Ardon Sanyinna, Alhaji Shehu Abubakar who confirmed the incident said the deceased left for a greener pasture in Lagos.

The deceased persons have been buried in accordance with Islamic rites. See photos from the funeral below.

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