CITIZENS COMPASS- TWO persons have been swept away by flood in Lagos State.
The incident occurred in the Iyana Ipaja and Command areas as a result of torrential rainfall
The Coordinator, Lagos Territorial District, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye disclosed this to Citizens Compass.
One of the victims simply identified as Alfa was swept away as a result of the downpour that have caused heavy flooding that took over the whole communities of Ajayi Street, Olubodun Ifesowapo, Olubodun, Fafunwa, Ipaja West and Ti-Oluwani in Alimosho Local Government Area.
NEMA said the deceased was said to have initially escaped with his wife and four children but later returned to his house to pick some items and in the process, was swept off.
However, two others with him escaped with the help of the community members.
The family of Alfa had been evacuated to a relative’s residence.
He said another adult man was said to have missed his steps on the Command bridge and fell on the running water. Before help Could reach him, he had been carried away.