After the recent heavy rainfall in Niger State, a 200 Level Pharmacy student of the University of Benin, Edo State, has died tragically in the flood that hit Suleja on Saturday, July 25, 2020.
According to reports, Wisdom Igboamora Ebubechukwu and his family members were sleeping when the flash flood hit their house, pulled it down before sweeping him, a sibling and his father’s second wife away.
In a related development, In June this year, a teenager identified as Ayisat, 17, drowned in a flood in Lagos.
The incident happened in Surulere area of Lagos after a heavy rainfall on Monday.
According to the spokesperson of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor, a search and rescue operation for the teenager is ongoing and her body is yet to be found.
“Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that the canal along Alapafuja close linking Bank Olemoh was submerged as a result of flooding and a teenage girl named Ayisat was swept away by the flood around 12:30p.m (Monday).
“The search and rescue operation by the agency which commenced immediately the distress alert was received, has led to the ongoing thorough search of all major and minor categories of drains and drainage canals in and around Alapafuja axis of the Surulere Low-Cost Housing Estate in Surulere Local Government Area, Lagos, ” Mr Okunbor said.
He said the outcome of the operation will determine the extent to which the radius of the search and rescue operation will be extended beyond the immediate locality of Surulere, as past experience has shown that strong floods can transfer victims far from incident scenes.
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