A tragic incident occurred today at Imo State Secondary School in Owerri, where a pregnant teacher, Mrs. Oyinye Okafor, slumped and died while delivering a lecture to her students.

The heartbreaking event unfolded during the morning session. Mrs. Okafor, who was six months pregnant, was in the middle of teaching her Chemistry class when she suddenly collapsed. Students immediately alerted the school authorities, who called for medical assistance.

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Despite the swift response from paramedics, Mrs. Okafor was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. The exact cause of her sudden collapse remains unknown, but initial reports suggest it may have been related to pregnancy complications.

In response to the tragedy, the school administration has announced a temporary suspension of classes to allow students and staff to grieve and to provide counseling services to those affected by the incident.

The school principal, Mr. Christian, expressed his condolences, stating, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Mrs. Okafor. She was an exemplary teacher and a valued member of our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.”

Local authorities have initiated an investigation to determine the precise cause of death. Mrs. Okafor is survived by her husband. Funeral arrangements are yet to be announced.