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South Sudan Minor Drowns in Hotel Swimming Pool

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Police spokesperson, says the minor was part of 82 pupils taken for the swimming lesson from Credo Nursery and Primary School and SOS nursery and Primary School.
Patrick Jimmy Okema PRO Aswa River Region
A South Sudanese minor has drowned in the swimming pool at Bomah Hotel in Gulu district. Nine-year-old Bol Garang, a pupil of Credo Nursery and Primary School drowned on Tuesday afternoon during swimming lessons organised by the school. 

 

His body was found floating in the pool about an hour after other pupils had returned to school. Police have since arrested the pool attendant, Simon Peter Rubangakene to help their investigations under CRB 237/2019. 

 

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Police spokesperson, says the minor was part of 82 pupils taken for the swimming lesson from Credo Nursery and Primary School and SOS nursery and Primary School.

 

He says the minor's remains have been taken to Gulu Hospital Mortuary for postmortem. Police blames the death of the minor on negligence on the part of the swimming pool attendant and teachers who took pupils for the swimming lesson.

 

While most pupils undertaking swimming lessons are required to put on life jackets, few schools in Gulu enforce this requirement.

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