Tragic end: Uniben student reportedly drowns

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According to Ms. Onoja, the student had gone to the river to swim when the incident occurred.

A student of the University of Benin (Uniben) who is yet to be identified has reportedly drowned in River Benue on the closing day of the Nigeria University Games Association, NUGA, in Makurdi, Benue State.

The Chairman, NUGA games medical and sanitation sub-committee, Omeche Onoja confirmed the tragic incident.

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Premium Times reports that the name of the student has not disclosed.

According to Ms. Onoja, the student had gone to the river to swim when the incident occurred.

She said that the remains of the deceased have been deposited at Madonna Hospital in Makurdi.

“We had a distress call from some students of the situation but on reaching the river, we found the lifeless body of the student, who has been identified by his colleagues. He was said to have participated in some games.

“The whole incident could have been avoided”, she said.

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The NUGA Games was hosted by the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi in which fifty-seven universities participated.

May the soul of the departed rest in peace.



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