Photos: 17 Hours Of Heavy Rainfall Recorded In Lagos & Ogun States..Flood Sweeps 3 People Away

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August 31, 2016 – Pictures: 17 Hours Of Heavy Rainfall Recorded In Lagos & Ogun States..Flood Sweeps 3 People Away, Over 200 Houses Destroyed

…...Heavy Windstorm Destroyed Tundun Yan Dogo Village In Sokoto

The heavy downpour experienced by residents of Ogun and Lagos states over the weekend caused major disaster in some parts of the states.

According to affected residents, the rainfall which started around 10:30pm on Saturday stopped around 4pm on Sunday.

Over 200 houses were submerged by furious floods as two people were swept away by flood in Ketu Alapere and Ikosi area of Lagos.

In Isawo area of Ikorodu, the body of a 56-year-old man returning from party was found floating on the community river.

The victim simply identified as John was seen by residents as he was being swept away by flood in a canal in the area on Saturday night.

A resident identified as Idowu Peters reportedly broke the sad news to John’s family members while they were searching for him.

Several other people were reported missing across Lagos state.

A heavy windstorm in Tundun Yan-Dogo village of Dange-Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto on Saturday also destroyed filling stations, cars and uprooted some poles in the community.

7 thoughts on “Photos: 17 Hours Of Heavy Rainfall Recorded In Lagos & Ogun States..Flood Sweeps 3 People Away

  1. THIS IS a sad one, especially after the Lagos State govt had spent time assuring residents of no need to worry about flooding. May God comfort them all that have lost live or property!

  2. God have mercy please. Where do people go when threatened by flood ? Serious look needs to be taken at our drainage sand breaches in Environmental Laws punished severely to ensure compliance. Government should please assist families affected by the floods.
    RIP to the dead!!!

  3. Pity all the victims. Its quite unfortunate. Let Good spirited individuals extent a helping hands to cussion their plight bcos there is no hope in Govt.
    THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER.

    I take a stroll…

  4. Hi,

    I blamed the govt for not imposing rules on drains, all Lagos and Ogun state residents for this flood. Whenever drains are built the govt does not pass certain rules for Nigerians not to throw rubbish into the drains. Roads company like Julius begger tried all their best to build good drains directing them to canals but all what our people do is to throw rubbish, plastic bags mud cleaned from roads and houses back into these drains. then these drains become full and blocked. How can water from these drains have access to canals when fully filled with mud and all these rubbish.

    You all writing these articles go and take a look at Lagos drains. Is a pity. During environmental all rubbish removed from drains are left by road side and within few days they are again pushed washed into that same drains.

    Change your way of disposing rubbish from drains and then this flood may stop.

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