Two students of the Ado Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti have reportedly drowned in Ureje river.
According to the Ekiti State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, the corpses of the students had been retrieved and deposited at a morgue.
“We learnt the students went to the river to swim and got drowned. Their bodies have been taken to the mortuary,’’ Ikechukwu said.
He said full investigations had begun into the circumstances surrounding the incident as it was reported that seven students on Friday, November 8th scaled the school fence and went for swimming, during which the two drowned.
A source quoted one of the survivors as saying that although four of them jumped into the river, the two victims could not come out alive. The source added that a farmer working nearby with the help of some local divers rescued two of the students.