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A student from SSS 2 drowns. An ISSS 2 student drowns in the Ondo River.


Mwafor Emmanuel, a Senior Secondary School 2 student at Owena Community Grammar School in Owena, Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State, was discovered dead in a river.
According to reports, the 19-year-old student drowned in a river behind his school.

A teacher at the school, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, stated:

“The incident occurred after school. When the boy decided to swim alone, the other students had gone home.

“Before diving into the water, he discarded his uniform and footwear. He must have drowned as he swam deeper into the river.

“Unfortunately, he could have been rescued if additional students had been with him at the time of the occurrence.

They would have raised the alarm. But he went alone to swim.”

Police detectives were invited the next morning when his corpse was discovered by a passerby and deposited at the State’s General Hospital in Ondo town.

Confirming the incident, the State police spokesperson, Funmi Odunlami, described the death as unfortunate.