A birthday party turned to a family tragedy for a banker who drowned alongside his brother.

A Skye Bank Limited Manager reportedly died at a beach with his brother. The pair were attending a birthday party.

Ubong Ekpe, a Managing Director at Skye Bank Limited has been drowned at the Ibeno beach in Uyo. He reported died alongside his brother, Francis.

The pair were part of the guests who attended a birthday party organized for a friend.

This incident occurred on Sunday, April 8, 2018, according to many reports.


Godslove Michael Bernard, a Facebook user expressed grief in a post shared on Monday, April 9, 2018. Bernard, who had just written an exam learnt about the passing of the deceased at a Rector's office.

"I can't Believe u have gone.

"I went to school this morning to write my exams only for me to hear a loud noise from my rector office shouting noooooo….. ubong nooooo, i was like, pls sir what happened?? Only for him to deliver the shocking news that his two cousins was drown at Ibeno Beach yesterday.

"I ask him again pls sir which ubong and he shown me your pics. God have mercy.!!

"What a tragedy!! Two brothers drown and died at ibeno beach.

"RIP Big brother Ubong Ekpe

"A great giver and a philanthropist," Bernard who seemed close to the deceased wrote.

Accompanied in the post were images showing Ekpe's family.

Pastor drowns while baptising church members in a river

A  South African pastor reportedly drowned in a river while in the process of baptising church members in the said river.

The unnamed pastor is reported by Bellanaija.com as preparing to commence the baptism when he was unfortunately carried away by the Blood River located outside Seshego in Limpopo, South Africa.


Reports say it took the Rescue Unit of the Limpopo police to retrieve the body of the poor pastor as the church members were not in the position to help him out.

The name of the church has not yet been made public, but the church members according to reports were shocked by the incident.