In Enugu House of rep labourer dies from snake bite

The sad occurrence happened at the Enugu House of Assembly, as an unidentified manual labourer bitten by a wounded snake as he worked at the assembly complex died.

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A labourer reportedly employed at the Enugu House of Representatives, has died after suffering a snake bite.

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The sad occurrence happened at the Enugu House of Assembly, as an unidentified manual labourer bitten by a wounded snake as he worked at the assembly complex died.

The labourer, who was from Abakiliki in Ebonyi State and his colleagues were brought from “Ogbo Mmanu”, a popular hub for manual labourers in Enugu, on Wednesday afternoon to clear the thick grasses that had taken over the House of Assembly complex.

An eyewitness told Daily Sun that as the labourers worked they saw a big snake, which one of them used his knife to cut into two halves, but the head of the snake ran away to bite one of the labourers.

It was also gathered that the Director of Administration of the House, Mr Linus Nebo, who hired the labourers rushed the man to the ESUT Parklane Hospital, where his condition deteriorated.

With the deterioration of his condition at the hospital, he was relocated to a herbal home at Ugwuaji, a suburb of the Enugu metropolis, where he later died.

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The incident threw the entire assembly into mourning with the members of staff now afraid of entering their offices.

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