Three Female Children Drown In Ondo River


Three female children have reportedly drowned in a river at Sabo area of Ondo town, Ondo State.

The drowned children were identified as Iyabo Isiaka, Nife Akinnuoye, and Seun Segun.

The PUNCH gathered that the kids, who were between seven to ten years of age, had gone swimming in the river where they drowned.

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It was learnt that the incident was reported to the police on Thursday.

A source said the lifeless bodies of the deceased were found floating in the river the following day that the incident occurred.

The source said, “It was one boy who saw the bodies of the children floating in the river that quickly ran home to inform their parents.”

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The source added that the bodies of the drowned children have been buried.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident, saying the deceased had gone to the river to play.

He said, “They fell from the bridge and got drowned but their parents have buried them.”

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