Bright Future Academy a primary school at Omikunle area of Ijaiye in Lagos State on Thursday lost two pupils to a heavy downpour while returning from school around 4:30 pm.
Chike Oti, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, told our correspondent that the pupils, identified as Olumide Olaegbe, 15, and his friend, Farouk Jagun, 16, both of whom were in SS2, fell into a septic tank and that they were rushed to a private hospital in the area where they passed away
He said, “The incident happened on March 29, 2018 at about 4:30pm. It was reported at the station on the evening of that same day.
“One Olumide Olaegbe, male, 15; and his friend, Farouk Jagun, male, 16; both students of Bright Future Academy fell into a septic tank at Foursquare Street while coming from school during a heavy downpour.
“Both of them gave up the ghost same hour while receiving treatment at a private hospital.”
However, some witnesses have reported that the carcasses of the two boys were seen floating around Casso Bus Stop from where they were quickly moved to a nearby hospital by shop owners who saw their bodies.
The report quoted a witness as saying she and others were taking shelter from the rain in a nearby shop when they noticed the floating bodies on the water.
“That was how we discovered the boys and quickly some motorcycle riders rushed and lifted them on their shoulders but they were lifeless because their legs and hands were just dangling,” the witness said.
One of the riders said they were able to know the boys were students because they were in their school uniforms.
“I am sad and cannot talk now because they are dead and nothing can bring them back to life,” an eyewitness who said the duo could have been friends said.
Meanwhile, according to an official report, a worker in the hospital said the boys had passed away before being brought in.