Two bodies have been found after floodwaters in Lagos State’s Iyana Ipaja and Command areas overflowed due to heavy rains that carried the victims away.
The incidents took place on Monday in the state’s Alimosho Local Government Area, according to Ibrahim Farinloye, the Lagos Territorial Coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency.
According to Farinloye, one of the victims—only known as Alfa—had escaped with his wife and four children but had gone back to get some things when the flood came and carried him away.
He said, “Two adult men were swept away at Iyana Ipaja and Command areas of Lagos State. A man simply known as Alfa was swept away as a result of heavy downpour that caused flooding that took over the whole communities of Ajayi Street, Olubodun Ifesowapo, Olubodun, Fafunwa, Ipaja West, and Tioluwani, in Alimosho LGA.
“The deceased was said to have initially escaped with his wife and four children but the man was said to have returned to his house to pick some items in the course of which he was swept off.
He continued by saying that two other people with him managed to avoid being swept away thanks to the assistance of the locals.
Farinloye said, “The family of Alfa had been evacuated to a relative’s residence. While another adult man, who was said to have missed his steps on the Command Bridge, fell into the running water. But before help could reach him, he had been carried away.”
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