Secondary school pupil drowns in Kwara River

A junior secondary school pupil in Ilorin, Kwara State drowned yesterday in Gbagba River in the capital city.

The deceased, whose identity could not be ascertained as at press time, was said to have gone to the river with his friends to swim.

An eyewitness account said other students fled immediately after they discovered that their friend had drowned.

A witness, who identified himself as Mutiu said: “We saw no fewer than six of the Gbagba Secondary School students at the river; suddenly we heard loud screaming, upon rushing down, we discovered that one of the students had drowned in the river.

“Before we could rescue him, he had already died and we saw wounds on his head which suggested that the deceased hit his head against the rock.”

Kwara Police spokesman, Ajayi Okasanmi could not confirm the incident even as he said that someone called to inform him about the incident in the afternoon.

According to him, no official report had been made on the incident. He, however, promised that the police will get to the root of the unfortunate incident.

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