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Seven Drown In One Week — Lagos Police

The Lagos State Police Command on Friday said a total number of seven persons drowned in different parts of the state this week.

The deaths were recorded at hotel swimming pools, beaches and at the lagoon.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in a statement.

Earlier this week, two passengers reportedly fell into the lagoon on Wednesday after a commercial bus crashed on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State.

Other occupants of the vehicle sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident.

Lagos Territorial Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, in a statement, had noted that the driver of the 18-seater bus, who was on speed, swerved off the road and hit the bridge rails.

He stated that the impact of the crash forcefully pushed the two passengers off the bus into the lagoon, adding that the victims, an adult male and female, were being searched by the Marine Police.

Hundeyin wrote, “This week alone, seven people drowned in hotel swimming pools and beaches. Two in one hotel in Mushin, One in one hotel on the Island, One on Ibeshe Island, Two fell off Third Mainland Bridge in an accident, Another one in one hotel in Shasha.”

Also in Anamabra State, Nollywood actor, Pope Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope died on Wednesday during a boat trip to a movie location alongside other actors in Asaba, Delta State

The actor, along with four others, lost their lives when their boat capsised.

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