Cass Business School student drowns in Peru

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Image caption Mr Owatemi was a student at Cass Business School

A student from London has drowned while on holiday in Peru, it has emerged.

Ayobola Owatemi, 19, a student at the Cass Business School in the City of London, is believed to have died on 26 September while swimming in a river in the South American country.

The dean of the college said undergraduate Mr Owatemi had had a "bright future" ahead of him.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman confirmed the death and said his next of kin had been told.

She said that consular assistance was being provided, adding: "Our thoughts are with the family at this distressing time."

Dean of Cass Business School Richard Gillingwater said: "We are very saddened by the news of the recent death of Ayobola Owatemi.

"Ayobola was an undergraduate student at Cass Business School with a bright future ahead of him.

"Our condolences go out to his family and friends."

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