Tuesday, December 7

Flood wreaks havoc in Lagos communities

Residents and commuters around the Oko Oba, Ekoro, Akowonjo and Egbeda areas of Lagos State, were on Sunday grounded for hours after floods took over the communities.

It was gathered that the floods, which resulted from a downpour around 1.20pm on Sunday, led to gridlock in the communities.

Eyewitness account claimed that the floods stopped residents from going about their daily activities as many stayed indoors.

About thirty vehicles are said to be damaged by the rampaging flood.

The South-West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the incident.

Farinloye said that the electricity distribution firm in charge of the areas has been notified to put off power supply.

He noted that the communities were flooded as a result of a clogged canal.

“Motorists and residents of Ekoro junctions, Ajisebiara-Mecca, Akowonjo and Egbeda are being advised to exercise utmost caution in their areas as a result of electricity poles that fell on the ground, though the Disco has been contacted to isolate the areas to avoid electrocution.

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“Motorists are advised to exercise utmost caution as the traffic gridlock is terrible because every motorist trying to access the junction at the same time.” Farinloye pointed out.

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