According to The Punch, another student of Queen’s College, Lagos had been confirmed dead following the epidemic that broke out at the school.
The SSS1 student, Praise Sodipo was reported to have died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja late Thursday night after being on life support at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.
According to a parent, the student, who is an orphan, was one of the first set of students that fell ill following the contaminated water incident that led to the school being closed down.
She is reported to have gone into a coma and being on life support before she eventually died. This brings the death toll due to the epidemic to three. Earlier, two junior students, Vivian Osuniyi and Bithia Itulua had reportedly died due to the outbreak.
Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, had led a team to the school and ordered an investigation into the incident. Meanwhile, the school’s principal, Dr. Lami Amodu has been transferred from the school.