Abuja - Tragedy struck in Lagos on Sunday after two postgraduate students drowned at the Elegushi Beach during a celebration of their friend's birthday, Punch reports.
The deceased, both students at the University of Lagos, were enjoying the festivities when they were allegedly swept away into the Atlantic sea.
While one of the girls is said to have died on the spot, the other was rescued by onlookers before dying on the way to the Lagos Island Hospital, Vanguard reports.
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While being described as "brilliant", one of the deceased's friends claimed that the tragedy could have been avoided if adequate safety equipment had been provided at the beach.
"Elegushi Beach collected money from them before they entered. In a beach, the regular thing is to have life guards, drugs and ambulance. If they had those things, my friends will still be alive. It was their negligence that led to their deaths. The management of the beach should send an apology to the families and the beach should be shut by the government until it has life guards and wave alarm system, among others," one of the girls' friends stated.
DSP Dolapo Badmos, Lagos State PR Officer, confirmed the development, stating that investigations into the matter are currently underway.
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