Drowning man rescued from Lagos National Stadium swimming pool dies in hospital

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The Police in Lagos on Sunday said a 26-year-old man, Sodiq Yusuf, had drowned inside the National Stadium swimming pool, Surulere.

Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, said in a statement that a team of policemen was immediately mobilised to the scene.

He said the victim, of No. 26, Horgan Bassey Street, Surulere, was rescued and rushed to Randle General Hospital, Surulere, where he later died.

“The corpse has been deposited at the Mainland General Hospital morgue, Yaba, Lagos, for autopsy.

“Investigation is ongoing,” he said.

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