Flood Sweeps Away Secondary School Student In Ondo

A junior Secondary School (JSS) student of Mount Carmel Girls’ Secondary School, Ikare- Akoko, was on Tuesday reported to have been swept away by flood around River Dada, in the Semusemu area of the ancient town.

The student, simply identified as Motunrayo, was said to have fallen victim of the unfortunate incident Tuesday afternoon, shortly after leaving the school premises.

It was gathered that she was playing in the rain and was using her legs to measure the depth of the flood while going home, when she got swept away.

An eyewitness account stated that the victim was taken off balance and before help could reach her, the flood had taken her away.

The eyewitness disclosed that she was swept directly into the popular, but notorious River Dada around the Semusemu area of Ikare town.

Confirming the sad incident, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ikare-Akoko Police Division, Superintendent of Police (SP) Olatujoye Akinwande, said the matter was reported by the Principal of Mount Carmel Girls’ Secondary School, Mrs Ajoke Asiwaju.

The DPO revealed that search and rescue operation for the young girl had since commenced.

Akinwande, however, used the opportunity to advise parents to caution their children against playing with erosion wherever they are.

Source: Nigerian Monitor