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Girl, three, dies after falling into well in Lagos


Tragedy struck the Jebose family, resident in 1, Gemini Bus Stop, Baruwa, Ipaja, Lagos, after their three-year-old daughter, Seyi Jebose fell into a well and then died afterwards.

Residents and sympathizers, on Saturday night, cried as men of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, and Fire Service recovered the body of three-year-old.

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The LASEMA Response Team, LRT, recovered the body in an operation that began at about 7:42 p.m., on Saturday.

According to reports, Seyi fell through the rusty cover of the well while playing, without adults noticing.

The body of the girl was later discovered in the well by a search party that was raised after her parents declared her missing.

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Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident.

According to Oke-Osanyintolu:

“Further investigation revealed that Seyi Jebose fell through the rusty cover of the well while playing in the compound, where she lives with her parents.

“With the combined efforts of LASEMA, Lagos State Fire Service and NPF Alagolo Division, the girl was brought out of the well and rushed to Solad Hospital, Maria Street, Baruwa Ipaja, where she was confirmed dead on arrival.

“The body has been handed over to the family members and Police officers from Alagolo Police Station, led by one Inspector Abumere.”