Two Nigerian friends drown in Malta as one jumps into sea to save the other

In an unfortunate turn of event, two yet to be identified Nigerian men have reportedly drowned in Malta in a tragic incident that involved one of the men trying to rescue the other.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the incident happened at Dawret il-Gejjer in St Paul’s Bay around 12.15am on Saturday, May 22.

Police said that investigations had so far shown that one of the men fell into the sea and began experiencing difficulties.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the other man jumped into the sea in attempt to help his friend but also found himself in difficulties while swimming.

Some men of the Armed Forces of Malta and the Civil Protection Department rushed to the scene to rescue the men, but unfortunately, both were pronounced dead on site.

An inquiry into the case is being led by Magistrate Claire Strafrace Zammit.

In an interview with a Malta news portal, the brother of the Nigerian who tried to save his friend described him as a nice person.

“He was a very nice person and he always put family and friends first and a very nice and good giver. Always joking all the time.” he said


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