A boy identified as Daniel has reportedly drowned on Wednesday while swimming in a drainage in Calabar, Cross River State capital.
Reports stated that the homeless boy who was said to about 10 years drowned at 12 noon while swimming with his friends in the drainage around Atu Street, where the volume of water is high.
His friend who spoke with newsmen reportedly said: ”He did not know how to swim. But some boys forced him into the water in Big Gutter, and he drowned. We are taking him to Bogobiri, where we stay so that we can make plans to bury him.”
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Late master Daniel was later taken to the Goldie Cemetery, where he was reportedly buried.