Groom, Obinna Dieke and five relatives died on Saturday, August 27, at Eka Utara, Adani community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu. The wife, sister and mother of the groom are among eight victims in the hospital.
Sources in the community suspect that the victims died of carbon dioxide inhaled from a power generator, which was brought onto the veranda of a house where the victims stayed while it was raining after they returned from the wedding ceremony.
Speaking to BBC Pidgin, Chinedu Dieke, the younger brother of the groom, said that their in-law, Joseph Ogbonna, and his two sons, Chijindu, and Obinna also died in the tragic incident.
Chinedu said his late brother’s bride, Nebechi, his sister, Goodness and mother of Chijindu and Obinna, are among those receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in the community.
He also said their mother (groom’s mother) is hospitalised but responding to treatment.