Juliana Francis

The torrential rainfall, which started yesterday and continued today has swept away two adult men at two different locations, Iyana Ipaja and Command areas of Lagos State.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Zonal Coordinator, Southwest, Ibrahim Farinloye, said: “A man simply known as Alfa was swept away as a result of the heavy down caused heavy flooding that took over the whole communities of Ajayi Street, Olubodun Ifesowapo, Olubodun, Fafunwa, Ipaja West and Tioluwani in Alimosho Local Government Area. The deceased was said to have initially escaped with his wife and four children but the man was said to have returned to his house to pick up some items in course of which he 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 residence.

“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.”

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