Girl 17 Drowns In River, Ilorin

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A 17-year-old girl drowned on Wednesday at Asa river, along the Harmony Estate bridge, Kulende area of Ilorin, Kwara State capital.

The spokesman of the state fire service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin on Wednesday.

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He said a team of firemen was summoned to the scene of the incident through a telephone call at about 13.09hours on Wednesday.

The spokesman, however, expressed sadness that the victim was rescued dead by the firemen.

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Her body, he added, was later transferred and handed over to the DPO of ‘E’ Division, Kulende estate area in Ilorin.

Director, state fire service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, sympathised with the family of the victim over the incident.

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He prayed God to console the family ocer the irreparable loss.

The latest drowning of the teenager is coming some months after a similar incident occured and it is expected that the government will do something regarding the safety of people around the riverine areas

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