Monday, 3 July 2017

Two FUTA Students Die While Taking Selfie on Canoe





Two students of the Federal University of Technology, FUTA, Akure yesterday drown when a canoe holding four of them capsized.

In a statement released by the Students’ union leaders, the students are identified as Olabiyi Emmanuel, from the department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (AGE) 300level, and Olokun Babatunde Alex, from the department of Project Management Technology (PMT) 300level.

The statement reads: ‘’The news reached us that they at the place for their Entrepreneurship training (ENT) at the laboratory for Fishery and Aquaculture, at the back of great hall, Obakekere. After the training, four of them decided to take a selfie on the canoe packed at the venue, during that process, the canoe which the four of them where in capsized, in which they drowned inside the water, and two of them narrowly escaped because they were able to swim, while the other two find it difficult to swim which leads to their death.

‘’Therefore, we implore you all to pay your last respect to our colleagues we lost in this disaster.’’



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