Abeokuta - Tragedy struck in Abeokuta when a commercial bus driver drowned in Ogun River while trying to save his drowning son, reports NewsDay
The late driver, Gbeminija Rhodes had gone to the river side with his seven-year-old son, Gbeminiyi, to wash his bus.
While he was washing the bus, his son who was playing at the river bank, missed his steps and fell inside the river.
In an attempt to save his son, the man jumped into the river and was swept away by the torrents of the water.
The boy survived as he was rescued by other people at the river bank
The man’s body was later found floating face down few kilometers from where the incident took place a day later.
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