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So Sad Popular journalist dies of injuries from generator explosion

Victor Dada Eriye died of cardiac arrest occasioned by complications from severe burns from a domestic accident.

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  play The late Eriye was once an Editor at City People and News of the People magazines. (Facebook)

Popular journalist and publisher of Bravo Weekly, Dada Eriye is dead.

Information reaching Pulse revealed that Delta State born Dada Eriye died on Wednesday, February at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), after suffering severe burns from a generator accident in his house last weekend.

Though unconfirmed, Mr. Dada Eriye, on Saturday, February 14 at about 11.30pm suffered the burns while he was refuelling his running generator. 

Pulse sources revealed that the veteran journalist was rushed to two hospitals before he was admitted at LUTH where he later died of cardiac arrest.

According to the sources, he was first rejected by doctors at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital who advised that he should be taken to Igbobi Orthopaedic Hospital, Lagos.

At the Igbobi, the hospital according to our sources, said they have just fumigated the hospital, so they cannot admit him before he was taken to LUTH at about 2.00am on the morning of Sunday February 15.

Right at LUTH, they said they have no bed so they couldn’t treat him. The patient was left for hours unattended to at LUTH. After much begging and crying by those who took him there, the hospital demanded for N250,000 to be paid at that hour before admission. Those who took him there started another round of crying and begging again that they would bring the money when bank opens by Monday morning,” the Pulse source revealed.

The late Eriye was in his 50s and was once an Editor at City People  Magazine and News of the People magazine.

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