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  • Updated: April 20, 2024

Infant dies after falling from fence in Lagos

Infant dies after falling from fence in Lagos

A five-year-old boy identified as David has been announced dead after falling from a fence in the Igando area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that the deceased was playing with other children in the community on Friday when he climbed the fence and sat on it.

While playing with his colleagues, the late David lost his balance and fell to the ground. His friends who discovered that he was unconscious immediately alerted a neighbour who rushed to the scene.

He was, thereafter, taken to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, Punch confirmed from an eyewitness.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, while confirming the incident noted that the father of the deceased child reported to the Igando area division.

He said, “A man reported at Igando Division that at about 5 pm, his son, David aged 5, fell from the fence while playing with other children. He was rushed to General Hospital Igando by a neighbour, where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

“The scene of the incident was visited by officers of the division while the corpse has been moved to Mainland General Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, for autopsy. An investigation is in progress.”

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