Four teenagers drowned in Elegushi Beach in Lekki, Lagos, on Tuesday, Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesperson, has said.
Mr Hundeyin, a superintendent of police, said in a Twitter post that the teenagers drowned “after collecting their exam results in school.”
“I’ve talked about drowning in relation to water travel and swimming pools. Still, parents/guardians, have a heart-to-heart talk with your teenagers to avoid losing them,” he tweeted.
“Four teenagers drowned at a Lagos beach today, after collecting their exam results in school🙁. Take heed!”
According to a statement seen by RipplesNigeria newspaper, the incident occurred at an unmanned section of the beach area.
In the statement signed by Ayuba Elegushi for the management, the deceased were among 10 students that went to the beach to celebrate their success in the West African Examination Council School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) examination.
While at the beach, the teenagers did not yield to the authority’s warning about a particular section of the beach.