6 school children drowned yesterday after a canoe they boarded to carry all fourteen of them to school from Ojo to Irawe jetty in Lagos collided with a fibre boat causing their boat to capsize. 8 of the students and the driver were rescued.
The rescued students who are mainly primary and secondary students are responding to treatment at the Igando general hospital, where they have been admitted.
The spokesperson of the South West region of thte National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the incident and said the body of the 6 students who drowned has not been discovered.
“The 14 school children were being conveyed across Ojo to Irawe jetty, to school. 8 of the children and the canoe driver have been rescued. 5 have been taken to Igando General Hospital for treatment, 3 have been discharged home. 6 children are yet to be recovered as I speak. Searches will continue tomorrow”he said.