The entire Ndieke Umuatuegwu community in Okija, Anambra State is still in shock following the strange death of a family of five after a having dinner. The man (name withheld) and his three children were reported to have vomited blood after eating a meal cooked by his wife. The man and his children had died one after the other while the woman was said to have slumped and died on seeing that her entire family had passed on.
A facebook user posted these photographs of what happened in his community.
Reports have it that the tragic incident started on Wednesday August 9, when the woman had finished cooking and served a plate of food to her husband who just returned from his okada work. As he was eating with his three children, he fell down and started vomiting blood. Some minutes later, one of his sons also started vomiting blood. The remaining kids who had eaten the meal with their father were reported to have started having the same strange experience. They were all rushed to the hospital where they were later pronounced dead.
It was gathered that on Friday, the woman who was now alone in the family slumped and died as she could not face the horrific experience of losing all her family members in a strange manner. Sources say the meal eaten by the man and his kids may have been poisoned but investigations are still on-going.
It was also gathered the villagers assembled the Corpses for investigations to commence.
Details of the investigation are still sketchy.