Ten persons have been feared dead as a result of cholera outbreak and other water borne diseases in Amansea in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
In a bizarre twist, villagers have attributed the development to a curse on the community that followed the 2013 discovery of 48 dead bodies in Ezu River, the major source of water in the area.
According to villagers, since the gruesome discovery, no fewer than 20 motor accidents have been recorded near the Ezu River Bridge.
The cholera outbreak may be connected to the fact that the river constitutes a major source of drinking water for the villagers.
The village head of Amaowele, who is also a member of Igwe’s cabinet at Amansea, Benjamin Onoania, accused the Anambra State Government of failing to fulfil its promise of sinking a borehole for them.
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