Four final-year pupils of Kuramo Senior College, Lekki, Lagos State, celebrating their completion of their West African Senior School Examination, WASSCE, alongside six others have died.
The pupils, who are between the ages of 14 and 15 drowned on Tuesday at Elegushi Beach in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
They met their death while swimming with six of their colleagues, who escaped – courtesy a rescue operation that was launched after alarms were raised.
The pupils, as per a statement the beach management issued, sneaked into the sea after one of the beach operators’ children in their midst by the name, Abass, used his influence to ensure they all gained entrance into the beach pro bono.
“Out of the six that were rescued, some escaped by the time we got there. We were able to arrest two of them and we took them to the Jakande Police Station.
“As of now, there are still four missing as our seamen have not been able to bring them out of the water. We have informed their parents and they have come to the police station.
“Abass is one of the missing kids. There is another boy we have not identified and two other girls,” the statement partly read.