A student from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State(OAU) reportedly dies after falling into a sceptic tank.
The 100 level female student who is identified as Ajibola Heritage reportedly died after falling into a soak away at BVer hostel.
It was gathered that Heritage was trying to spread her clothes when she stepped on the plank which was used to cover a septic tank that is under the rope where the students spread their clothes but unfortunately for her, the plank broke and she fell into the tank.
According to source, the soak away already collapsed but was covered with a plank.
An eyewitness said that it took men of Osun Fire service and that of the school about one hour to break into the soakaway to get the young girl out.
Confirming her death, the University’s Students’ Union president, Ogunperi Taofeek Olalekan, in a statement released, said that the young girl’s death was avoidable if the soakaway system was properly constructed and covered.
He also said that the management of the hostel must answer for the death of the students adding that the Union is immediately demanding justice for Heritage, with a view to forestalling a possible reoccurrence.
According to source, Heritage a student of OAU studying Linguistics and African Languages, pays N200,000 for a bed space.