Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Patients in police van drown in US floods

By News Express on 20/09/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 291

•Rain from Hurricane Florence
•Rain from Hurricane Florence

Two mental health patients have died when the police van they were being transported in got caught in floodwaters in the US, police say.

The two officers escorting the pair were eventually rescued. The patients' deaths bring the death toll from Storm Florence to 37.

Thousands of homes and roadways in the region remain underwater less than a week after the storm made landfall.

President Donald Trump arrived in North Carolina on Wednesday to survey damage.

Mr Trump praised the response to the "devastating" storm by federal and local disaster officials at a news conference in North Carolina on Wednesday morning.

"Unfortunately, the money will be a lot, but it's going to come as fast as you need it," Mr Trump said. "We're going to take care of everybody."

Mr Trump will be heading to South Carolina next.

The storm's latest victims in South Carolina were identified as Wendy Wenton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43, by the Marion County Coroner, US media report.

The Horry County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that when the waters overtook the van, they rose too quickly for the pair to be saved.

A high water team eventually rescued the two deputies who were escorting them. The deputies were able to climb atop the van as waters inundated the vehicle.

The detainees were women being transported from Waccamaw Mental Health and Loris Hospital to a behavioural health hospital in Darlington, South Carolina, according to the Associated Press.

"Tonight's incident is a tragedy," Sheriff Phillip Thompson told the Greenville News.

"Just like you, we have questions we want answered. We are fully co-operating with the State Law Enforcement Division to support their investigation of this event."

The tragic incident occurred near the Little Pee Dee River, which continues to rise as water from upriver North Carolina makes its way into South Carolina's waterways. (BBC)

Source News Express

Posted 20/09/2018 04:53:15 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
The criminals in police uniform

Breaking: 8th patient of Ebola discharged, confirmed cases...

Catholic Bishops at war with Health Minister over...

Senator accuses ex-minister Sam Egwu of tribalism •Quotes...

IGP resigns over bloody protests

Queen of bloggers Linda Ikeji heavily pregnant (See...

Minister advocates structured movie distribution system

Obi throws light on terrorism trends in Anambra...

Okonjo-Iweala wins award for job creation through YOUWIN...

EU urges Nigeria to reconsider signing trade agreement...

JTF destroys 32 illegal refineries in Delta

4 policemen, 6 soldiers killed in Borno attack...

 

Latest News MASSOB vs IPOB: Uwazuruike opposes Nnamdi Kanu, tells Igbos to vote in 2019 Fayose takes ‘stomach infrastructure’ to EFCC’s custody, feeds 150 detainees Disregard for rule of law worst corruption than stealing of public funds — US envoy Obi, Umahi meet in Abakaliki Oshiomhole has become a cancer to APC and must go — Coalition of 2019 APC Presidential Aspirants Job scam: I sold my commercial bus to raise N600,000 — Witness tells court National Assembly has helped save Nigeria from collapse — Speaker Dogara Resume or Resign Protest: Court orders police to pay Charly Boy N50m Norway unfolds plan to issue visa to more Nigerians Imo APC supporters protest alleged imposition of candidates FG’s Visa-on-Arrival policy boosting tourism — Minister PDP queries Buhari’s protection of suspended NHIS boss

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (409,015 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (383,596 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (316,027 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (259,347 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (238,459 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (225,003 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,879 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (186,298 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (171,174 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (166,390 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (162,063 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,751 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (70) Business & Economy (3,703) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (949) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (561) Features (660) Global Business Monitor (305) International (2,566) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,841) Opinion (1,127) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,354) Religion (885) Sports (1,740) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement