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Couple Faints After Three Children Drown in Swimming Pool



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A couple has been left in deep sorrow after three of their children drowned in a swimming pool at their estate in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

Daily Report Nigeria gathered that the couple had gone for an event when the children left their home to swim on June 12.

An eyewitness, who narrated the incident said an alarm was raised when the three siblings were found motionless inside the pool.

Though, they were immediately removed from the pool and rushed to the hospital, they were confirmed dead on arrival.


“The children are all girls; the first child was 14-year-old; the second child was seven-year-old and the third child was three-year-old. The incident happened towards evening,” the witness said.

The incident was confirmed by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.

According to the police image maker, the parents were very sorrowful after the incident.

“The family are going through a difficult time. The incident happened on Sunday, June 12, 2022, but the CSO reported the case at the Ajah Police Station around 1am on Monday, June 13, 2022.


“The corpses of the victims have been deposited in a mortuary.
The victims were the only children of their parents. In fact, their parents fainted after they informed them that their children drowned.”

Hundeyin further condemned the management of the estate for not having lifeguards on ground to monitor activities around the pool.

“Just a piece of advice, do not use a swimming pool without an on-duty lifeguard. Do not swim at beaches without capable hands around. People are losing loved ones to avoidable drowning. Three siblings recently drowned together. Eldest was a teenager. Be careful out there,” he said

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