Generator fume has killed at least 10 wedding guests at Umuomumu Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.
The wedding guests from Anambra State had decided to spend the night at their in-law’s residence after the ceremony.
According to Imo state police commissioner, Rabiu Ladodo, the generator set was kept on all through the night in the kitchen while doors and windows of the rooms where the guests slept were locked.
Ladodo said the victims and about 20 survivors had been taken to Ikeduru General Hospital.
He said the command would investigate the incident despite near-certainty of the cause of death.
“It is a case of sudden and natural death but we have commenced an investigation. Assistance is being rendered to the survivors,” Ladodo said.