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Nigerian University Student Drowns In River During Field Trip In Canada.. RIP Chuck Ernst Ozulumba

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Nigerian University Student Drowns In Ottawa River During Field Trip In Canada.. RIP Chuck Ernst Ozulumba

An undergraduate of Wilfrid Laurier University has died.

22-year-old Chuck Ernst Ozulumba aka Charles Ozulumba, a 4th year Business Administration student at Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo Campus reportedly drowned over the weekend during an excursion inside the Ottawa River.

According to family sources, he drowned while swimming with other students and was pulled to shore where Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed before he was rushed to the hospital by paramedics.

Sadly, he was pronounced dead moments later at the hospital.

Ozulumba who is the only male child of a family of 4 was looking forward to taking over his father’s chains of hotel business in Nigeria when he died before his time.

The resident of Markham will be laid to rest on Saturday the 14th of July 2018.

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Visitation will hold between 5pm and 9pm at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham Ontario on Thursday the 12th of July 2018.

May his soul rest in peace.



  1. Faith Nbodo

    July 11, 2018 at 8:08 PM

    Eya take heart family. .. such is life.
    It broke my heart when I saw his picture on CP 24.

  2. kY Ajibade

    July 11, 2018 at 8:12 PM

    RIP Ounti lo ni yen. Take heart family

  3. iron bar

    July 11, 2018 at 9:21 PM

    what a tragedy…rip young man and comfort to his family.

  4. Berry blue

    July 11, 2018 at 9:33 PM

    May almighty grant the family of this young man fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

  5. Keep it real

    July 11, 2018 at 9:43 PM

    RIP CHUCK, take heart family, especially the father that wanted to give his only son the best.

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