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Graphic: Schoolboy In Kwara State Drowns And Die While Swimming His Friends (Photos)
Graphic: Schoolboy In Kwara State Drowns And Die While Swimming His Friends (Photos)

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An unfortunate incident occurred as a 12-year-old boy, identified as Lekan Benjamin, on Tuesday, March 16, drowned at Asa River in Ilorin while swimming in company of his friends.

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Falade Olumuyiwa, Director of the Kwara State Fire Service, confirmed the incident, describing it as unfortunate.

He stated that the tragedy occurred when the victim, a pupil of Junior Secondary School, Ilorin, went swimming with some of his classmates while returning from school.

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At about 1:21 PM on March 16, the State Fire Service arrived the scene, at Ejiba Road, off Stadium road, Ilorin.

According report from the fire officers present at the scene, the victim, a boy from Oja-iya Area of Ilorin, was recovered dead from the river by the firemen and handed over to his biological father, Mr Monday Benjamin.

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Falade John Olumuyiwa (CFO) sympathized the family of the deceased and advised parents to watch over their children’s movement in order to prevent similar occurrences.

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