Bodies of schoolchildren found floating on river

Bodies of schoolchildren found floating on river
Published: 2015 February 01 09:12:29 (11983 Views)
The corpses of two schoolchildren from the Ijetu area of Osogbo, Nigeria, have been found floating on the Osun River.

A woman had gone to the river to fetch water when she found the two pupils floating and ran back to the community where she raised the alarm.

Apparently the two had gone missing on Monday and their parents and other relatives had been looking for them.

The deceased were identified as Samson Obasanjo and Kabiru, pupils of Junior Secondary School 2 at Ife-Oluwa Middle School, Osogbo.

Some persons said one of the two victims was going to a bakery where he normally worked after school hours when the incident happened.



However, other reports are that seven pupils had gone to the area where the incident happened to pluck some fruits.

One of the victims reportedly jumped inside the river to swim to the other side of the river where a cherry tree was, but did not come out.

After a while, the second victim reportedly jumped inside the river to see why the first had not come out and he too disappeared.

The remaining five pupils allegedly waited for the two victims to come out, but after the duo did not come out, they reportedly swore that they would not disclose what happened to their colleagues to anybody.

A resident of the area told our correspondent that students of the school and other public schools around the area were known for truancy.

After recovering the corpses of the pupils, their parents called the worshipers of Osun goddess to perform some rites on them before burial at the riverbank.



Source - Punch Metro

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