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Contaminated Water led to the Deaths of 2 Queen’s College Students – Lagos State Health Commissioner Jide Idris



The Lagos state Commissioner of Health Dr Jide Idris, while briefing the media on Thursday, said that bacterial infection, spread through contaminated water, led to the deaths of Vivian Osainiyi and Bithia Itulua who were students of Queen’s College, Lagos.

Idris said water samples from the school were collected and analysed at Drug Quality Control Laboratory of Lagos State Ministry of Health at LASUTH and the Microbiology Department of LUTH, Idi-Araba.

“The results from the two laboratories showed high bacteria content in the water samples from kitchen, behind dinning hall and Queens delight, the school water factory.

The bacteria range from Coliforms, Escherichia Coli, Salmonella, Klebsiella Onoana and Aeromonas hydrophila.

The infection was most likely spread through contaminated water sources and infection by food handlers,” PM News quoted Idris as saying.

Idris advised that the school remained shut.

Over a dozen students were hospitalised following the outbreak of the infection.


  1. Corolla

    March 17, 2017 at 2:50 am

    Sigh! My alma matter…always negative news these days. May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

  2. Amaka

    March 17, 2017 at 3:20 am

    So sad. God please show us mercy. May their souls rest in peace.

  3. blackbeatle

    March 17, 2017 at 9:24 am

    how terrible will the parents feel ??

  4. Uche Nwosu

    March 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    What a loss.My condolences to the families,i pray GOD give them the fortitude to bear these irreparable loss.And the school should put measures in place in other to avert future occurence.

  5. Eloisa

    June 22, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    First of all, my sincerest condolences to the families of those who passed away. It was so tragic and I’m in tears. I think someone should be responsible for the deaths of the 2 students. They should investigate why the water was contaminated. I hope that the other students will stay healthy. I think the best option for now is bottled water.

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