Tragic news: Flooding in Akure kills 2 young pupils

by Adeola Balogun

Two pupils in Ondo State have lost their lives as a result of flooding which occurred in Akure, the state capital, following a massive downpour.

The rain, which fell heavily for three days caused the overflow which subsequently claimed the lives of Adebori Timilehin (5) and Olugbenga Martins (6). The duo, who were cousins, were on their way home after school when the flood waters swept them away and caused them to drown.

Their bodies were reportedly discovered by men of the State Fire Brigade after three days of intensive search inside the Elegbin river.

Findings showed that they resided with their Grandmother at No 14 Familusi street, Akure.

Meanwhile, the police in the state, through its representative, Wole Ogodo, said that the proprietress of Newlife Academy, Idanre road, Akure Mrs Bola Olufemi reported that two pupils of her school have been swept away by the flood. It was discovered that the pupils were rushing home because of the rain only to be swept away by the flood occasioned by the heavy downpour.

Ogodo further said that detectives are investigating the incident to know if the death of the pupils was as a result of the negligence of the school authorities.

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