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Five secondary school students have been declared missing after nine of them accidentally fell into in a river in Kaduna state, North West Nigeria. The incident was said to have occurred on Wednesday afternoon.
The Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency, Ezekiel Baba-Karik who confirmed the incident to Channels TV, said the students, from a private secondary school in the state capital, were on an excursion at a waterworks facility at the Kaduna River when the incident occurred.
The victims are reported to have slipped from an old barge and plunged into the water. According to Mr Baba-Karik, the four others were rescued and taken to Barau Dikko Teaching hospital in the state capital.
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