Teenagers drowns in Jos dam while trying to recover shoe


Two teenagers, on Saturday, drowned at the dam in Rayfield Resort, Jos, Plateau State.

The victims, identified as Michael Nyam, eight years, and Elijah Solomon, six years old, were said to have drowned while trying to get back the shoes of one of their friends that fell into the dam.

An eyewitness, Mr Gyang Pwol, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the victims were both residents of Rayfield community.

“They jumped into the deep water in the dam to rescue a shoe of their friend, unfortunately, the volume of water was too much.

“Before help could come, they got drowned,” he said.

Pwol, who also confirmed that their remains had been buried, did not give further details.

However, ASP Ubah Ogaba, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Plateau Command, said the incident was not reported to the police.

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