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2 dead as Lagos floods increase



The Lagos Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, has confirmed the death of two men at the Iyana –Ipaja and Command areas of Lagos State. The two male adults were said to have been swept away by flood in their various locations.

One of the deceased, identified as Alfa, was swept away by the flood which took over Ajayi Street, Olubodun Ifesowapo, Fafunwa, Ipaja West and Ti-Oluwani in the Alimosho Local Government Area of the state. He was said to have initially escaped with his wife and four children, but was later killed by the flood when he returned to his house pick up some items.

The deceased was swept off while the community members were only able to rescue to other people who were with him. The immediate family of the deceased has been safely situated with a relative. The second male was said to have missed his steps on the command bridge, which led to him being swept away by the flood before anyone could help him.

The incidents occurred during the torrential rainfall, which occurred across Lagos especially between weekend and yesterday morning. The news of this incident came few hours after nine occupants of a sinking storey building were rescued at Maryland, Lagos.

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.

He mentioned that emergency operations were ongoing in communities that have been affected by floods, especially areas such as Alimoshso, Kosofe and Ifelodun Ajeromi axis.

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