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How a FUTA student slumped, died while playing football

A 500-level student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Tunji Agboola, has reportedly slumped and died.

The student slumped while playing football on Saturday at FUTA South Gate area of Akure, the state capital.

It was gathered that the student, who lived outside the campus, had no record of health challenge before the incident.

According to Punch, the deceased was immediately rushed to the institution’s health centre, but was not attended to due to the ongoing strike by the non-Academic Staff Union.

He was later rushed to a private hospital in the area, where he died due to lack of oxygen.

The Management of the FUTA in a statement issued on Sunday by the Head of the Protocol and Public Relations Unit of the institution, Mr. Adegbenro Adebanjo, expressed shock over incident.

The statement read, “Our prayers are with the family at this very difficult time. The university commiserates with his family and friends and pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear this painful loss.

“This is a time of sober reflection. As an institution, we will continue to review and strengthen existing structures in terms of health care delivery and other services that directly affect the well-being and welfare of members of the FUTA community, particularly the students, who remain our main focus.”

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