by Chinwe Okafor
A final year student of the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo town, Ondo State, Timilehin Akinsiku, slumped and died while on excursion to a tourist centre in Osun State.
Three workers of the institution, including a couple, Pastor Folorunso Akinseye, Mrs Beatrice Akinseye and another Pastor Festus Akinsoyinu Fadakinte and seven others had died in an auto crash at Kajola village, near Ore, two weeks ago.
The final year student was said to have died while on excursion to Erin-Ijesa waterfall in Osun State with other students and executive members of the Student Union Government, SUG, of the institution.
According to reports by Vanguard, the excursion to the tourist centre was the climax of the annual students’ union week in the institution.
All the students that reportedly embarked on the excursion were hale and hearty and in joyful mood as they climbed the hill.
Vanguard gathered that those who were tired while ascending the hill, waited to refresh by taking water and snacks they brought along for the excursion.
However, the unexpected reportedly happened while the students were descending the hill as the deceased reportedly kept complaining of tiredness to his colleagues.
Some of them helped him by holding his hands and fanning him. He was said to have finally slumped and other student rallied round him to apply first aid treatment but could not revive him.
He was reportedly carried down from the hill and rushed to a hospital in Ilesha from the tourist centre, where further efforts to revive him proved abortive.
Timilehin was later confirmed dead by the medical personnel, who attended to him in the hospital he was rushed to by his colleagues and workers at the tourist centre.