Tragic Canal Drowning

Tragic Canal Drowning

A Heartbreaking Incident

A young boy named Daniel Oyedokun tragically drowned in a canal while returning from church on a rainy Sunday in Lagos State. The heavy rain caused a flood, and Daniel was swept away.

A Father’s Grief

Daniel’s father, Olabode Oyedokun, spoke to PUNCH Metro about the devastating loss. He explained that Daniel had gone to church with their neighbor because Olabode was feeling unwell. When Olabode arrived home, he was met with a crowd of people weeping. He soon learned that his son had drowned in the canal.

A Fateful Decision

Olabode shared that Daniel had expressed a desire to go to church with their neighbor, and Olabode had allowed it. Unfortunately, as they were crossing the canal, Daniel accidentally slipped and fell into the water.

Blaming the Church

Olabode blamed the church for allowing the children to leave while it was still raining heavily. He believed that the church should have kept the gate closed until the rain stopped to ensure the safety of the children.

Another Titanic Tragic Struck Lagos

A Mother’s Grief

When asked about Daniel’s mother, she was too overcome with grief to speak. However, she managed to express gratitude that she still had a set of twins, a boy and a girl.

Police Confirmation

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident. The police immediately began searching for Daniel after receiving the report, but unfortunately, they found his lifeless body in the gutter.

A Warning to Parents

Hundeyin expressed his condolences to Daniel’s parents and advised all parents to closely watch their children, especially those living near water channels, to prevent similar tragedies from occurring.

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