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Suicide Woman jumps into canal in Lagos

A woman has died after she jumped into a canal in Lagos in an apparent suicide.

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The deadly Oke-Afa canal play

The deadly Oke-Afa canal


A seemingly frustrated woman has committed suicide after she jumped off a bridge into a canal  in the Oke-Afa area of Isolo, Lagos State.

It was gathered that the woman who looked disturbed, had walked casually on the bridge and before anyone could notice what was going on, she had jumped off the bridge into the canal which had claimed the lives of hundreds of people who fell into it during the bomb blast that shook the Ikeja Cantonment in the early 2000.

The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe, confirmed the incident, saying that his men responded to a distress call about the woman who deliberately jumped into the canal and that his men had brought out the corpse of the unidentified woman.

“A woman deliberately jumped off a bridge into a canal at Oke-Afa area of Isolo. The Ikotun Fire Station were on ground to try and rescue the woman but after searching for many hours, her body was retrieved."

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