Over 20 teenagers went to play football at the beach and decided to go and swim afterward.
According to a report filed by Graphic Online, the incident occurred around 5 pm when the children between the ages of 14 and 17 years went through an illegal route through a lagoon.
The report indicated that the children took that route in order not to be noticed by the leadership of the fishermen at the beach due to the directive on the closure of beaches.
A total of twelve bodies have so far been retrieved with eight of them still missing in the sea.
Further information revealed that as the children were swimming, they were swept away by heavy tidal wind and got drowned.