Two students of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Ondo state drowned yesterday evening while reportedly taking pictures on a canoe during their Entrepreneurship training in the state.
The students, Olabiyi Emmanuel and Olukun Babatunde Alex both in 300-level, are from the departments of Agriculture and Environmental Engineering, and Project Management Technology respectively.
The school’s Students Union Government President, Comrade Olaseinde Adeyinka who confirmed the incident in a statement wrote:
With our heart full of pains, we announce the demise of two of our colleagues, OLABIYI EMMANUEL, from the department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, 300level, and OLOKUN BABATUNDE ALEX, from the department of Project Management Technology, 300level.
The news reached us that they are at the place for their Entrepreneurship training 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 were in capsized, in which they drowned inside the water; two of them narrowly escaped because they were able to swim, while the other two found it difficult to swim, which led 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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