Four teenagers celebrating WAEC success drown in Lagos beach

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FOUR  teenagers drowned in the Elegushi Beach in the Lekki area of Lagos State yesterday.

The victims were among the 10 students who stormed the beach to celebrate their success in this year’s West African Examination Council School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The management of the beach confirmed the incident in a statement signed by one Chief Ayuba Elegushi on Tuesday evening.

The incident, according to the management, occurred at an unmanned section of the beach area.

The statement read: “The beach authority and security team turned the students back, the boys took a detour and went to an unmanned section of the beach area to swim.

“Unfortunately, about 10 of them were almost drowning before the beach security officers were alerted to the scene and six of them were rescued alive while four were still missing as at press time.

“While the matter has been reported at the Ilasan Police Station, effort is still on to find the missing boys.”