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Ondo University Final Year Student Swept Away By Flood


A final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko, was swept away after a heavy rainfall  Monday evening.

The victim known as Doyin reportedly hails from Ekiti State.

According to reports, her landlord, Elemukona Ademola, narrowly escaped the ugly incident after climbing a nearby cocoa tree.

The landlord said the house has been bedeviled by erosion from a canal close-by.

Reacting, the University Authorities have suspended lectures and tests earlier scheduled for Tuesday over the incident.

A statement signed by the Institution’s Acting Registrar,Opeolu Akinfemiwa however said all students should resume on Wednesday.

According to him: “The University is leaving no stone unturned in the quest to find the missing student.

“Divers and other volunteers have been sought to search the path of the river in a bid to find the missing under graduate.”

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Akungba Shakiru Ajibola, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Shakuru Ajibola, confirmed the incident and said three persons including a landlord of the house where the girl was carried away by flood were rescued.

He noted that divers were still looking for the undergraduate in the neighbouring rivers.

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