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2 FUTA Students Drown While Taking Selfie On Canoe

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The story of two students of the Federal University of Technology (FUTA) Akure is a sad experience with no humour intended. The undergraduates, Emmanuel and Babatunde met their untimely death after going out on a boat cruise and decided to take selfies on board. Unfortunately, something went wrong and the boat capsized throwing the two into the water.

Before people could come to their rescue, they were already drowned.

Here is the statement issued by the Students’ Union Government (SUG) as regards to sad occurrence:

With our heart full of pains, we announced the demise of two of our colleagues, , from the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (AGE) 300level, and , from the Department of Project Management Technology (PMT) 300level.

The news reached us that they at the place for their Entrepreneurship training (ENT) at the laboratory for Fishery and Aquaculture, at the back of the great hall, Obakekere. After the training, four of them decided to take a selfie on the canoe packed at the venue, during that process, the canoe which the four of them were in capsized, in which they drowned inside the water, and two of them narrowly escaped because they were able to swim, while the other two find it difficult to swim which leads to their death.

Therefore, we implore you all to pay your last respect to our colleagues we lost in this disaster.

RIP to the deceased, we which you both AlJanah Fridaus.

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1 Comment

  1. twHader Otaki Reply

    The school authority should investigate into the incident and try to prevent future incident from happening, i believe that if proper measure were taken, the untimely dead would have been prevented.

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