By Osahon Osahon
There was a pandemonium in Benin, Edo State capital, on Monday when a guest reportedly drowned at Mega Touch Hotel’s swimming pool.
The deceased, a middle-age man, was identified as Mr. Sunday Patrick
Patrick was said to be swimming when the incident occurred at about 6pm.
It was gathered that the incident was said to have caused panic among guests and other fun seekers at the hotel located along Ekenhuan Road axis,
Sources alleged that Patrick’s death brings to two number of persons who have reportedly died in a space of three months Mega Touch Hotel.
A friend of the deceased who witnessed the incident, but wished not to be named, confirmed the unfortunate incident.
He, however, blamed the incident on what he termed “the lackadaisical attitude of staff at the hotel.”
According to him, “Some of my friends were swimming at the pool in the hotel in the afternoon when Sunday called out that he was drowning.
“There was a no life-guard on ground to attend to him. I had to run outside to call for help and some good Samaritans eventually came to Sunday’s rescue. However, he was confirmed dead on arrival at the hospital where he was rushed to.”
When contacted, the Edo Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident.
Nwabuzor said the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Rose Patrick, reported the incident at about at 7pm.