Boy, 17, drowns in Delta swamp

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A 17-year-old boy simply identified as Clinton has reportedly drowned in a dirty swamp in Owhase, a community in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.

The remains of the deceased are yet to be found, DAILY POST can report.

According to eyewitnesses, Clinton, in the company of others, went to the swamp around 12 pm today, July 26, to swim, unknown to their parents.

DAILY POST learnt the friends of the deceased raised an alarm that he had drowned when they could not find him around them.

They dashed home to inform their parents and residents of the community, who rushed to the bushy swamp in search of the deceased.

At the time of filing this report, the incident had left residents of the area in a state of mourning.

Sources, including his friends, told DAILY POST the deceased did not know how to swim but had been going to the swamp on his own to play without anyone accompanying him before today’s tragedy.

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