Police list 7 'avoidable deaths' in Lagos in 6 days, issue advisory

Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos Police Command Spokesperson

Benjamin Hundeyin, PPRO, Lagos State

By Moses Omorogieva

The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin has advised the hoteliers to employ lifeguards and have lifeguards off duty sign on display when necessary at their facilities to avoid tragedies.

Hundeyin said this on Friday while confirming that seven people have drowned at different swimming pools and beaches in Lagos State within six days.

According to the Lagos Police Command spokesperson, the deaths were avoidable if all the necessary safety measures were put in place and observed at the facilities.

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“This week alone, seven people drowned in hotel swimming pools and beaches. Two drowned in one hotel in Mushin and one in a hotel on Lagos Island.

“One also drowned at Ibeshe island, two fell into Third Mainland Bridge in an accident and one in a hotel in Shasha,” he noted.

He, therefore, advised the hoteliers in particular, to employ lifeguards and have lifeguard off duty sign on display when necessary at their facilities.

Hundeyin also advised visitors to hotels to always read instructions on hotel facilities, particularly swimming pool, so as to avoid fatality. (NAN)

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