Tragedy as a Form Three student drowns in a dam in Mwingi.

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    A young boy, a form three student, died yesterday Tuesday June 28 after he fell off a 25 feet deep dam where they had gone to fetch water with fellow students following a water shortage crisis at the school.

    The Waita Secondary school student drowned in the dam after they were send to draw some water from a nearby stream when taps went dry in the institution, a senior teacher at the school Julius Mukui said

    “However some of the students opted to fetch water from the dam,which is a kilometre away from the school. He was among the boys who decided to swim but unfortunately he drowned,” he said.

    Students alerted the school authorities of the incident after their efforts to rescue their schoolmate were rendered futile.The body was retrieved later same day.

    The rescue was frustrated by the lack of a professional swimmer until a renowned swimmer from the area volunteered to retrieve the boy’s body from the dam. The Star reported.

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    The area police boss said the dam had claimed the lives of more than 10 people and cautioned the students against fetching water from the dam which had already claimed the life of other student.

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