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UNIPORT Student’s Death Sparks Protest

The death of a student at the University of PortHarcort, Rivers state has triggered public outrage. Reports indicate a second year student of Theater Arts department collapsed while having her bath yesterday evening.

She was immediately rushed to the Emergency ward of the University of Port Harcourt teaching hospital where she was allegedly turned back citing lack of bed space. ¨

She was then taken to a private hospital where she was once again referred to UPTH. She passed away before she was taken back.

Students of the University have locked the University Teaching Hospital after claiming that the late student passed away due to the nonchalance of the hospital staff who refused to attend to her for over six hours.

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