Eight pupils drown in Akwa Ibom river

Eight pupils drown in Akwa Ibom river

Eight pupils, who were returning from a primary school in Ikot Abia-Enyie in the Nsit Atai Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, have perished in the Atang River.

The river is said to have divided Ikot Abia-Enyie village into two; with all the facilities in the area ─ a health centre, a primary and a secondary schools ─ located on one side of the river.

The Chairman of the village council, Chief Etop Umanah, on Friday said the pupils drowned in the river following a downpour which made the river to overflow its bank.

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