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Five-year-old Boy Dies After Falling From Fence

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin

A five-year-old boy identified simply as David has been confirmed dead after falling from a fence in the Igando area of Lagos State.

Sources learnt that the incident happened on Friday.

It was gathered that the deceased was playing with other children in the community when he climbed the fence and sat on it.

While playing with his colleagues, the late David lost his balance and fell to the ground

His friends who discovered that he was unconscious, immediately alerted a neighbour who rushed to the scene.


He was, thereafter, taken to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.

He said, “A man reported at Igando Division that at about 5 pm, his son, David aged 5, fell from the fence while playing with other children. He was rushed to General Hospital Igando by a neighbour, where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

“The scene of the incident was visited by officers of the division while the corpse has been moved to Mainland General Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, for autopsy. An investigation is in progress.”

PUNCH Metro reported that a 13-year-old boy, Kelvin Onyengba, drowned in February during a hangout at the Alatise beach in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

The deceased who went swimming with five of his friends died as a result of the sea’s waves.

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