Four teenagers drown in Lagos beach after collecting WAEC result


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Four teenagers celebrating collecting their secondary school leaving certificate results drowned at the popular Elegushi Beach in Lekki, Lagos, on Tuesday.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin disclosed this in a Tuesday evening tweet.

In the tweet, Hundeyin wrote, “I’ve talked about drowning in relation to water travel and swimming pool.

“Still, parents/guardians, have a heart-to-heart talk with your teenagers to avoid losing them.

“Four teenagers drowned at a Lagos beach today, after collecting their exam results in school🙁. Take heed!”

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Meanwhile, a statement by the Elegushi family disclosed that the incident occurred at an unmanned section of the beach.

The statement signed by Prince Ayuba Elegushi for the beach’s management said that the four teenagers were among 10 students that went to the beach to celebrate their success in the West African Examination Council School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) examination.

The deceased were said to have failed to adhere to a warning by the beach’s management about a particular section of the beach.

“The beach authority and security team turned the students back, the boys took a detour and went to an unmanned section of the beach area to swim.

“Unfortunately, about 10 of them were almost drowning before the beach security officers were alerted to the scene and six of them were rescued alive while four were still missing as of press time

“While the matter has been reported at the Ilasan Police Station, effort is still on to find the missing boys,” the statement read.

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