There was pandemonium in the Sabo area of Ondo town, Ondo West Local Government Area on Friday as three girls drowned in River Oluwa.
The girls aged seven and 10 were said to have fallen off a bridge in the river and got drowned.
The were identified as Iyabo Isiaka, Nife Akinnuoye and Seun Segun.
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According to reports, the deceased went to the river to play and swim.
A boy who saw one of the victims floating in the river was said to have alerted people.
Divers that rushed to save the children were late as they found their lifeless bodies floating on the river.
The Ondo Police spokesman, Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the incident said the children fell off a bridge while playing at the river.
The deceased children have been buried by their parents.