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Failed Suicide: Woman Jumps into Osun River, Rescued


By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

A woman, simply identified as Kafayat Alake has been rescued following an attempted suicide on Wednesday when she jumped into Osun river in Osogbo, Osun State Capital.

The woman, whose strange movement on the bridge was noticed before she eventually jumped into the river, drew the attention of passersby.

Alake who jumped into the Osun river from the bridge was fortunate as rescuers were able to rescue her before she drowned.

According to the person that rescued her, the woman, who dressed in blue gown, was trekking and when she got to the middle of the bridge, climbed the railing and jumped into the river.

He said, “The thing happened so fast that we could not stop her. However, when she jumped, people called for help, prompting me to dive in and rescued her.

“We were somewhere around that place when the woman jumped from the bridge. At first, we thought she was either pushed or fell over by mistake.

“While others are calling for help, I had to jump into the river and rescue her.”

The woman who was seen sitting down, looking dejected by the riverbank said she hails from Alapaaro in Isale Osun, Osogbo. She said she has three children that she could not cater for due to financial predicament.

Alake who explained that her husband stays in Lagos because they have separated about 13 years ago She was later rushed to a nearby hospital by O’amblance for treatment.

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