While dancing at a traditional wedding in Borokiri, axis of old Port Harcourt Township in Rivers State, a community leader slumped and died.
Dein, a middle-aged community leader from Ataba in the state’s Andoni Local Government Area, was simply known as Dein.
The tragic incident is said to have occurred at a traditional wedding on Monday.
The man, who was dressed in a traditional white top, black trousers, and carrying a white handkerchief, took to the floor and began showcasing his dancing skills to the delight of the guests in a viral video that went viral on Tuesday.
He started to dance to the rhythmic tunes as the cheers and ovation became louder, with some clapping and watching, before collapsing.
The audience, on the other hand, did not move because they had no reason to believe something bad would happen, and the master of ceremonies was making jokes about it as part of the dancing skills.
“Is this (sudden dropping to the ground) part of the dance?” inquired the master of ceremonies. Is it okay to pass out during the dance? Is it okay to pass out during the dance?”
The man suddenly made a movement with his hands and head, as if attempting to stand up, but then fell back down and remained motionless.
A man approached him a few minutes later to inquire about the problem; two other guests followed, touching him and rolling him sideways, but his hands fell.
“Doctor is going to search him; check if it’s alcohol,” the MC said.
The men signalled to themselves and took the man away as their fear increased.
The death of the man was reported by one of the guests and a medical doctor, according to reports.
Nnamdi Omoni, a spokesman for the state Police Command, said he had seen the video but had not yet received a briefing on it.
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