Tragic! Two FUTA students drown in big fishpond when their boat capsized after practical

Tragic scene where the victims were being pulled out of the fish pond (pix credit: tvcnews)

Tragedy struck at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA when news broke that two students of the institution had drowned in a big fishpond of the institution after a practical.

The victims are Olabiyi Emmanuel, a 300 level student of the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering and Olokun Babatunde Alex also a 300 level student of the department of Project Management Technology.

The deceased who were 300 level students were said to have met their untimely death after their Entrepreneurship training practical at the school.

Reports have it that a canoe conveying four of the students capsized when they were taking photographs at the pond and the duo drowned in the process while two others who were able to swim narrowly escaped.


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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.


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  1. Nwankwo onyinye grace

    This is a very big tragedy indeed… May their soul rest in peace and in God’s bosom..

  2. chimaroke Anunobi

    Is a pity, may their souls rest in peace.

  3. chisom Janefrances

    May their soul rest in peace..what a great tragedy

  4. hrtbreaking. may ther souls rest in peace

  5. Ezenwata Perpetua . C.

    Quiz no : 6

    Very very sorry, may their souls rest in peace.

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