Saturday, 1 July 2017

Two FUTA 300 Level Students Drown, Die While Taking Selfie During EMT Training

Two 300 Level students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) in Ondo state - Olabiyi Emmanuel and Olokun Babatunde Alex have drowned during their Entrepreneurship Management Technology (EMT 302) training today.

Olabiyi was a student of the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (AGE) while Olokun was a Project Management Technology (PMT) student.

According to a statement released by the FUTASU President, Olaseinde Adeyinka, the students had finished their training at the laboratory for Fishery and Aquaculture, behind 'Great Hall', Obakekere when the tragedy occurred.

He said four of the students decided to take a selfie on a canoe parked at the venue, but the vehicle capsized in the process, and they all fell into the water.

While two of them narrowly escaped as they could swim, the others drowned and died.

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