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(Picture: Wecyclers collecting waste in Lagos. Credit: Nyacho/Arete)
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Daniel Semeniworima

BBC Pidgin, Lagos

Many Nigerians are using the hashtag #RIPWura on social media to mourn a woman who was found dead in a canal on Sunday in Lagos after she is thought to have fallen down an uncovered manhole.

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Adewura Bello, a 26-year-old accounting graduate, went missing in Lagos 11 days before she was found in the canal.

Uncovered manholes are a common sight in Lagos, where it is believed thieves steal the covers.

Social media users are using Ms Bello's death to call out the government for failing to recover them.

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A relative of Ms Bello told BBC Pidgin that the family was still trying to retrieve her body so they could not fix a date for her burial.

The police have said an autopsy must be conducted to confirm the identity and circumstances of death.

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