Friday June 4, 2021
Mogadishu (HOL) - The bodies of four young men have washed up on Lido beach on Friday, nearly a full day after they were first reported missing by their families.
Authorities say that one youth is still missing.
The boys were friends who recently sat for their secondary school final exams. The group travelled together from their homes near X-Control Balcad to Lido to cool off at the beach. All five boys reportedly went into the water together.
Their families began to worry when they failed to return hours later and began canvassing the beach looking for them.
The boys' parents called on authorities to investigate the drowning and put preventative measures to ensure this doesn't happen again.
Lido Beach is a popular destination for locals who flock there by the hundreds on any given weekend. Yet, despite the popularity, there are almost no signs, lifeguards or government-designated swim areas as revellers are left to their own devices.