A JSS III student of Useh Secondary School in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State was yesterday found dead in a pool of water.
When the news of his death came to the authorities of the school, both students and teachers raced to the scene to retrieve the body.
“It happened at about 9 a.m. when six of the students left the school premises,” a source told Vanguard.
“Nobody knew where they went. It was later that people started saying that they saw one boy drowning in the water. So we rushed down to rescue him but by the time we got there some people had brought him out from the water. But he was already dead.
“We were told that when they got to the water, which gathered after it rained two days ago, the boy jumped inside to swim and in the process drowned. Others ran away and went to call people to help but before they could rescue him he was already dead.”
The student’s death threw the community into untold confusion as teachers wonder what they could be doing at the river during school hours.