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Jul 15, 2018

Abeokuta Flood Kills 5, Properties Destroyed

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Ogun State Flood Kills 5.

Friday night was a bad night for the people of Abeokuta after a heavy downpour which which started around 4pm and stopped by 9pm sweeping away several vehicles leading to the death of 5 persons and destruction of property worth millions of Naira in some parts of Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.

According to Naijanewstv Reporter, he said areas mostly affected by the incident include Iya Amolaso, Oke Lantoro, Lanfenwa, Totoro, Ijaye, Kuto and Kobiti areas of Abeokuta metropolis.

An eye witness also said that after the incidence, residents were seen salvaging their personal effects from their homes while some were seen packing out of the affected areas.

It was gathered that three of the persons who were killed, was a food vendor and her two children, whose container shop was swept away by the flood around Kobiti Central Mosque area of Abeokuta.

The food vendor, Halirat Akintobi and her two sons, were hiding inside the container when the downpour started and were later trapped in the shop says an eyewitness.

The three victims were, however, reported to have been buried on Saturday morning in accordance with the Islamic rite.

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It was also gathered that corpses of the two children were also reportedly recovered from Sokori River in Iya Amolaso area of Abeokuta.

Somuyiwa Bisola, a shop owner at Amolaso area while narrating her ordeal, told reporters that the flood destroyed her shop and swept away her goods worth N5million.

She explained that her warehouse, which was stocked with a trailer load of soft drinks on Wednesday, was also pulled down by the flood.

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) had in its forecast earlier in the year, listed Ogun as one of the states that would experience downpour.

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