Final-year varsity student slumps, dies while playing football

Posted by Oluwaseun Akingboye, Akure | 5 February 2018 | 1,264 times

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•The late Tunji Agboola

A football pitch turned a tragic accident scene in Ondo State capital, Akure when a 500 level student of Applied Geophysics student at the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Tunji Agboola slumped and died while playing football.

The Guardian gathered that the sad incident happened on Saturday morning at the victim's residence, which is located off the campus and close to FUTA South Gate.

Witnesses said the deceased was rushed to a private hospital nearby because the institution’s health centre had been shut for months due to the strike action by the non-academic staff union.

They disclosed that the doctor at the private hospital could do little to resuscitate Agboola after he went into a coma due to lack of facilities.

Agboola, who had no clear record of health challenges, was later rushed by his friends to the State Specialist Hospital, Akure where he was confirmed ‘brought in dead’.

This almost sparkled off a protest by his colleagues, especially the Nigerian Association of Earth and Mineral Science Students, who felt he would not have died if he had received prompt medical attention and treatment.



Source: News Express

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