Ekiti Oba dies shortly after trailer killed 15 people in his domain

Ekiti State
Ekiti State
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The Monarch of Iworoko-Ekiti, in Ekiti State, where 15 people died in a trailer tragedy last  Saturday night, Oba Michael Oluwafemi Aladejana, is  dead.

Oba Aladejana, who is said to  be  in his 80’s died at the early hour of  Wednesday at an  undisclosed hospital in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital.  He  is a second class Oba in Ekiti traditional council.

Information showed  that traditional rites  had already begun with the cutting of the trees and blockage of the  dual carriage Ado-Iworoko-Ifaki highway  as a way of paying their  last respect for the departed king.

A prominent indigenes of the town, who craved anonymity, said the accident which claimed 15 lives and injured four had worsened the health  situation of the monarch since the incident happen.

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“Our monarch was rushed to the hospital after the accident. Though, he had  been having health issue before but that incident really made the situation  worse for him.

“When the news got to the town, he was said to have felt so devastated and  the family had to rush him to the hospital early on Sunday.

“The sickness was said to have improved on Monday before it relapsed on Tuesday causing his untimely death”, the source said.

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