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Nigeria: Man dies after jumping into Lagos Lagoon

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A yet-to-be identified man has been confirmed dead by Lagos State Government officials after jumping into the lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge.

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According to reports, the man who was trekking towards Lagos Island end of the bridge, jumped into the lagoon at about 7:30 am, yesterday.

It was learned that his action drew attention of passers-by who raised the alarm and alerted the emergency agencies including the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Marine Police and other rescue officials in the state.


An official, who didn’t want his name mentioned, disclosed to newsmen that he was rescued but while been resuscitated by the paramedics officials deployed to the scene, the man passed on.

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The official said: “The emergency official was alerted about an adult that jumped into the lagoon. After the alert, some officials, including divers, were deployed to ensure he was rescued. We achieved the aim but he was unconscious when he was brought out.

“Unfortunately, during the process of resuscitating him, he passed on. His remains has been handed over to the State Environment Health Management Unit, SEHMU.

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Tunisian President Beji Essebsi hospitalised.

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92-year-old Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, has been hospitalised in a military hospital after suffering a “severe health crisis.”

This was disclosed by the presidency minutes ago.

More details available later,  as soon as they are realesd.

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Nigeria: Residents Cry For Help After Ilorin Flood

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According to reports, the area experienced a heavy downpour around 4pm on Wednesday which lasted for about three hours.

One of the victims, Mr Femi Olaoye, whose house was taken over by flood, said he was helpless as the water entered his siting room and kitchen.

“I was bitter and sad as there is nothing I could do to stop the flood from entering my house. It was only me and my two children at home. I wept bitterly to witness such terrible occurrence.

“All my electronics were damaged beyond repair. Even the bedroom has turned to swimming pool. I am confused,” 

Another resident, Mr Yusuf Taiwo said the flood came as a nightmare to him as his furniture, bookshelf and electronics were destroyed by the flood.

“Even some vital documents that I placed on the floor in my room have been destroyed by the flood.

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