Tragedy As Flood Kills Pastor’s Sons In Agbor Delta State
Residents of Alibioba area of Agbor in Ika South LGA of Delta state were on Friday thrown into mourning as flood killed a pastor’s two sons, Testimony, 15 and 11-year-old.
The flood caused by a torrential rainfall that began around 5pm, was said to have killed the two children.
Testimony was a JSS 1 pupil of Agbor Technical College and his brother, Godwin, was a primary five pupil of Alibioba Primary School.
According to an eyewitness, the two brothers were returning home from a farm when they mistakenly stepped into a gutter few metres away from their home.
The bereaved father, Revd. Chosen Godday, received a distress call by a teenager in the area who informed him that flood had swept away his two sons.
It was learnt that the father and his two sons rushed home from the farm following weather change. When they got home, the children carried some basins to fetch her rain water.
The eyewitness said Godwin fell into the gutter first and Testimony, in a bid to rescue him, also fell and both were swept away by the flood.
Godday said when his sons went to fetch water, he lay down on the bed to relax but slept off.
He said sobbing;
“When I was called, I rushed out to the scene. At Uromi Junction axis, I found a crowd who rescued one of them. I quickly rushed him to the hospital where doctors at the Central Hospital, Agbor, confirmed he was already dead.
“The second boy was discovered on Saturday and he was also already dead.”