Drowning Incident Claims Life of Abia State Polytechnic Student at Umuchime River

Drowning Incident Claims Life of Abia State Polytechnic Student at Umuchime River

Tragedy at Umuchime River: Abia State Polytechnic Student Drowns

In a heartbreaking incident, Chidera Kenneth Ogwuru, a student of Abia State Polytechnic in Aba, lost his life in a drowning accident at Umuchime River in Ossah Ibeku, Umuahia Local Government Area of Abia State.

The unfortunate event occurred on Saturday, November 18, 2023, as Chidera was swimming with friends.

Unfolding of the Tragedy

The tragedy unfolded when Chidera, along with his friends, jumped into the river without being aware of its depth and tide. The lack of understanding about the conditions of the river proved to be a fatal mistake.

Details from the Scene

Comrade Ugorji Kalu, who recounted the incident, emphasized that Chidera’s lack of awareness played a crucial role in the unfortunate outcome.

The friends realized Chidera was in distress only when he began drowning. Despite their efforts to rescue him, it was tragically too late to prevent the loss.

Chidera Kenneth Ogwuru: A Sole Son and Student

Chidera, a native of Uzuakoli in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, was not just a student but also the sole son of his parents.

The incident has left the Abia State Polytechnic community in mourning over the untimely loss of one of its students.

Heartfelt Condolences and Grief

The drowning accident at Umuchime River has cast a shadow of grief over the educational institution, prompting heartfelt condolences to Chidera’s family and friends.

The tragic event serves as a reminder of the importance of awareness and caution when engaging in water-related activities.

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