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Nigerians React To Death Of “Hero” Who Drowned After Saving 13 People

A Nigerian contractor, Joseph Blankson, lost his life trying to save his co-passengers from a boat mishap.

In what has been described as a heroic act, the River State police command spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, said the 38-year-old had rescued 13 people and was on the 14th one before he died from exhaustion.

The senate president, Bukola Saraki, former vice president Atiku and the government of Rivers State are among the Nigerians who have sympathised with the family of the deceased.

See reactions of people below:

He left behind a wife and two children.

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