In the night from Saturday to Sunday, a 48-year-old Zottegemnaar lost his life in a tragic accident in Sint-Maria-Oudenhove.
The accident happened on Oudenhovestraat, just a few hundred meters from the man’s home. He was on his way home after a night out during the fair in Sint-Maria-Oudenhove. When his smartphone fell from his hands and ended up in a sewer pit, he tried to fish it out and it went wrong. He may have been intoxicated by poisonous gases rising from the sewer and lost consciousness in the process. This caused him to sink deeper into the sewer pit and drown. Passers-by tried to pull him out of the sewer, but to no avail.
The funeral ceremony for Jeroen De Smet will take place in the church of Sint-Maria-Oudenhove on Saturday 10 September at 10 am.