The National Vice-President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria South-South Zone, Mr Eddie Bekon, his wife and kid on Sunday, died at the Federal Teaching hospital Abakaliki Ebonyi State, following severe burns sustained from a Gas explosion.

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Briefing newsmen in Abakaliki the Ebonyi State Chairman of SWAN, Comrade Chukwuemeka Opara, said that Eddie died as a result of a Gas explosion which occurred at his home in Ikom Cross River State three weeks ago, that affected his entire household including his neighbour in whose house the explosion ignited.

He disclosed that the family has been under intensive Care Unit at the hospital since they were admitted, stating that the explosion claimed the lives of Eddie’s wife and one of his children while his other children were also affected by the inferno.