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Flood sacks Lagos communities

FLASH floods on Sunday reportedly overran Egbeda/ Akowonjo and Oko-Baba areas of Lagos State forcing many residents to be homeless.

The incident was confirmed by the Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye who said the downpour began at about around 1.20pm.

This affected many buildings and disrupted activities in the axis and some neighbouring communities.

He said about 25 vehicles were also affected by the flooding which also fell some electricity poles.

The agency cautioned motorists and other road users to exercise caution after the downpour.

Affected areas were Ajisebiara-Mecca, Akowonjo and Egbeda and Oko-Oba.

Farinloye said the affected electricity distribution company had been informed.

He stated that the agency has advised the vehicles owners to park them.

However, the incidents did not record any loss of life though there was traffic gridlock for hours but men of Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) were on ground. He said,
“The flash flood overflowed the banks of the canal and entered into residential houses.

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