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Eight pupils drown in Akwa Ibom river

27 July 2015, 16:39

Akwa-Ibom  - Eight pupils, who were returning from a primary school in Ikot Abia-Enyie in the Nsit Atai Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, drowned in the Atang River, Punch reports.

The pupils drowned in the river following a downpour which made the river to overflow its bank according to the chairman of the village council, Etop Umanah.

He stated that it was the custom of the villagers to wait for the pupils and women at the bank of the river after the closing hours whenever there was a downpour.

Also read: Six children drown in Lagos as boat going to school capsizes

He said the pupils were crossing the river from their schools to the other side when the incident happened.

He added that their corpses were recovered three days after.

Read more at Punch

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