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Police confirm two students drowned in Ekiti river

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Ile-Ife, Security operatives

Ile-Ife, Security operatives

The Ekiti State Law enforcement Command, on Sunday, confirmed the death of 2 students of Ado Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti, who were drowned in Ureje River, on Friday.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, told  Newsmen in Ado-Ekiti that the corpses of the drowned students had been retrieved and deposited at a morgue.

“We learnt the particular students went to the river to swim and got drowned. Their bodies had been taken to the mortuary, ’’ Ikechukwu said.

He added that full investigations had begun into the circumstances behind typically the incident.

NAN learnt from an anonymous source in the school that will about seven students experienced, on Fri, scaled the school fence to go for this swimming expedition, during which a couple of of them got drowned.

The source quoted one of often the survivors as saying that although four associated with them jumped into your river, the exact two victims could not come out alive.

“Those upon the water cliff had to raise the very alarm for rescue, ” the sources said, adding that it was the farmer working nearby, with the help of some local divers, who rescued two regarding the students.

“They later brought out a bodies from the two other boys, ’’ the source said.


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