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Tragedy as siblings drown on Christmas Day in Lagos



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

The Lagos Police Command has said on Thursday that two brothers drowned at Ibeshe Beach on Christmas Day.

The Command’s public relations officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos that someone reported the incident to the police.

Hundeyin stated that the incident happened at about 6 p.m. while the brothers were swimming with their friends.

He said that the brothers, with the surname Adegboyega, were aged 26 and 23, and the family was resident in Festac Town.

The police spokesman said all efforts by the friends of the brothers and local divers to rescue them proved abortive, after which the incident was reported to the police.

Hundeyin added that detectives visited the scene where the deceased drowned.

He said that local divers were employed to locate the bodies, and the family of the deceased was informed of the incident.

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