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Security guard falls from Kwara bridge, dies

A security guard, Babangida of Tunga Rijawa in Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara State, Sunday, June 13, fell into Moshe Gada bridge and died.

A statement by the spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Kwara State Command, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, said Babangida was a security guard with Turning Point Construction Company.

The incident happened after Babangida closed from work at about 600hours in the morning on Sunday.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the accident occurred as the guard was trying to cross the bridge with a ladder.

“The deceased was a security guard at Turning Point Construction Company and while he was going home after closing from work as he was trying to cross the bridge, he fell into it and died.

“As a result of the heavy rainfall, the river wave pushed the ladder away and he fell in to the river. But his dead body was later found beside the river,” Afolabi added.

He advised residents to be very careful and watchful especially during downpours to guide against the occurrence of such incidents in the future.

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