Two children were reported dead in a recent flood incident in Nkwele Awka, Awka South Local Government of Anambra State.
The deceased between the ages of four and seven lost their lives at two separate locations in the area.
While one of the kids was swept away by the flood while disposing refuse along the flood plain, the other was carried by the deluge in attempt to rescue his sleepers being carried away by the flood.
“The mother had sent the girl on an errand to go and dispose their waste when she was cought up by the flood.
“She was pouring the waste inside the drainage when her leg suddenly slipped and she fell inside the drainage and was carried away by the heavy flood,” a resident of the area who identified herself as Ify narrated.
When contacted, Police Spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga said the incident was not reported at the Command.
He however described the case as pure
environmental disaster, assuring the Command’s continued collaboration with government to improve safety in the state.
“This is pure environmental disaster but we keep working with government to make sure safety is improved,” he said.