A tragic incident occurred today in Ogun State when a young girl hawking goods was swept away by a river. The unfortunate event took place in the early afternoon.

Witnesses report that the girl, whose identity has not yet been confirmed, was attempting to cross a makeshift bridge when she lost her balance and fell into the swift-moving waters. Despite immediate efforts by bystanders to rescue her, the strong current carried her away before she could be reached.

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Local authorities have been mobilized and are currently conducting a search and rescue operation along the river’s path. The community has been urged to avoid the river banks and exercise caution, especially with the increase in water levels due to recent heavy rains.

The incident has sparked a conversation on the safety measures in place for young hawkers and the need for better infrastructure to prevent such tragedies.

Community leaders are calling for urgent action to provide safer crossing points and ensure the well-being of those who rely on hawking for their livelihood.

Our thoughts are with the family of the young girl during this difficult time. Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.