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TW: Death.
Makinde Street. Ajibulu Street. Oludegun Avenue.
Street names. Seemingly random, from the Mafoluku community, Lagos. Connected by one terrible truth; On 27th January, 2002, more than 2000 children from this neighbourhood drowned in one night.
The day started like any other. Warm, clear day in Mafoluku, and all across Lagos, Nigeria. Parents were indoors relaxing. Sunday meant the roads were not too busy, so they were filled with children chasing each other up and down these normally busy streets.
The afternoon is shattered by the sudden sounds of explosions. They are strong enough to shake the ground. If you live in Lagos, you're probably used to hearing the sounds of gunshots and fire works. Its a metropolis, after all. Buy this was different.
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