2 men drown as floods wreak havoc in Lagos


2 men drown as floods wreak havoc in Lagos

Two male adults have been reportedly swept away by flood in two different locations in Iyana Ipaja and Command areas of Lagos State.

This came few hours after nine occupants of a storey building were rescued at Maryland, where a storey building sank.

The incidents occurred during the torrential rainfall, which occurred across Lagos especially between weekend and yesterday morning.

One of them, simply identified as Alfa was swept away when the flood took over Ajayi Street, Olubodun Ifesowapo, Fafunwa, Ipaja West and Ti-Oluwani in the Alimosho Local Government Area of the state.

Alfa was said to have initially escaped with his wife and four children only to return to his house to pick up some items and was thereafter swept off.

It was gathered that while the deceased was swept off, the community members were able to rescue two other persons who were with him.

Due to the incident, Alfa’s immediate family has been evacuated to stay with a relative.

Similarly, another adult man was said to have missed his steps on the Command bridge and was swept away by the running water before help could come.

Lagos Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident.

According to him, some communities in Lagos have been affected by floods and emergency operations were ongoing in those communities, especially in Alimosho, Kosofe and Ifelodun Ajeromi areas.

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