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Seven persons drown in six days in Lagos — Public Relations Officer

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The Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, has confirmed that seven persons drowned at different swimming pools and a beach in the state within six days.

Hundeyin, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed this development  to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday.

He said: “This week alone, seven people drowned in hotel swimming pools and a beach.

“Two drowned in one hotel in Mushin and one in a hotel on the Lagos Island.

“One also drowned at Ibeshe Island, two fell into Third Mainland Bridge in an accident and one in a hotel in Shasha.”

The spokesperson said the deaths were avoidable if all the necessary safety measures were put in place and observed.

He, therefore, advised hoteliers in particular to employ lifeguards and have lifeguard off duty signs on display when necessary at their facilities.

Hundeyin also advised visitors to hotels to always read instructions on hotel facilities, particularly swimming pool, so as to avoid fatality.

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