A secondary school boy who was swept away by floodwaters on Friday afternoon has been found dead.

The young boy, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, was reported missing after being caught in the surging waters during a heavy downpour in the area.

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Local authorities and concerned residents initiated a search and rescue operation immediately after the incident was reported. Despite their relentless efforts, the boy was not found until this morning.

The discovery of the boy’s body was confirmed by local officials, who arrived promptly at the scene to recover the body. The remains have been taken to the morgue for further examination.

This tragic event has cast a pall of sorrow over the community, with residents expressing their grief and condolences to the boy’s family.

Local authorities have reiterated the importance of safety measures during the rainy season and urged residents to avoid flood-prone areas.

Further details regarding the incident and the boy’s identity are expected to be released as investigations continue.