In a tragic incident, a student of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, identified as Chidera Kenneth Ogwuru, lost his life in a drowning accident at Umuchime River in Ossah Ibeku, Umuahia Local Government Area of Abia State.
Reports reveal that the unfortunate incident occurred on Saturday, November 18, 2023, while Chidera was swimming with some friends.
According to Comrade Ugorji Kalu, the deceased was unaware of the river’s depth and current before leaping into the water.
As his friends realized Chidera was in trouble, it was too late to save him from drowning.
The devastating turn of events has left the community in shock and mourning.
Hailing from Uzuakoli in Bende Local Government Area, Chidera was the sole son of his parents, intensifying the heartbreak of his sudden demise.
The loss of a young life filled with potential has cast a sad atmosphere over the Abia State Polytechnic and the surrounding community.
The Abia State Polytechnic community and local authorities express their condolences to Chidera’s family and friends during this difficult time.
As the community mourns the loss of a promising student, this incident serves as a reminder of the need for caution and vigilance when engaging in fun activities near bodies of water.