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Body of Drowned Student in Kwania Recovered, Family Demands Compensation

Odur’s body was retrieved by residents and police from the dam in Olami A cell, Aduku Town Council in Kwania district on Sunday.
Lino Odur, a S.2 student of Maruzi Seed Secondary School got drowned in a dam, family demands compensation

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The body of a senior two student who drowned in Olami dam, Ikwera ward in Aduku Town Council, Kwania District has been recovered.

Lino Odur aged 16 years, a senior two student of Maruzi Seed Secondary School in Apac district, also a resident of Anginyi Village in Ongoceng parish, Aduku Sub County drowned in a dam, on Saturday where he and three others had gone swimming.

According to residents, the deceased went to graze cattle together with three of his friends but they decided to go swimming but failed to come out.

Odur’s body was retrieved by residents and police from the dam in Olami A cell, Aduku Town Council in Kwania district on Sunday.

Boniface Obura, one of the residents blames the increasing case of drowning on the dam for the negligence of Aduku Town Council leaders to fence off the dam.

Odur wants the government to consider fencing the said dam and met burial expenses.

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Walter Pule, the LCII Chairman Ongoceng parish in Aduku Sub-county says that they used fishermen from Lake Kwania with swimming skills to search in the dam.

However, the deceased’s clan leaders of Palamyek Clan are demanding compensation from the government.

John Aguga, the clan chief Palamyek clan in charge Kwania says the incident came as a result of the negligence of the government to fence off the dam, which he said has claimed several lives.

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The dam was constructed by the government in the early 1980s to generate water for irrigation to boost farming, was handed over to the community in 2010.