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The bodies of the six school children who drowned on Wednesday in the Lagos lagoon have been.NEMA-Logo

They were among the 14 kids that boarded a local canoe to ferry them across the lagoon on their way to school.

The journey was supposed to be from the Ojo area of Lagos to Irewe Island, but the boat capsized midway and they drowned.

While eight of the children and the boat operator were rescued alive, six others however were nowhere to be found.

THISDAY gathered that despite repeated warnings to boat operators to kit their passengers with safety jackets, the compliance level has been minimal.

The South-west spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the recovery of the bodies.

He said, “First, rescue workers recovered the body of one of the children. But now, all the bodies were have been recovered.”

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