Five girls at Unguwar Kaye of Tarasa in Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area of Kebbi State drowned on Tuesday in the Tafkin Madobiya, popularly known as Indian water.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the girls were among the 10 that decided to go for a swim after collecting vegetables for their meals at River Rima banks.
The deputy governor of Kebbi State, Samaila Yombe, led top government officials at the funeral prayers and commiserated with the families of the deceased.
NAN also reliably gathered that two of the deceased girls were from the same family.
The deceased were aged between 10 and 15 years.
Some residents of the area expressed shock at the death of the girls and prayed that no more lives would be lost in the river.
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