Flood sweeps 17-year-old girl in Lagos after heavy rain

Flood sweeps 17-year-old girl in Lagos after heavy rain

- The heavy rain of Monday, June 22, swept away a 17-year-old girl simply identified as Ayisat

- The unfortunate incident was confirmed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, which said search and rescue operation is ongoing

- Parents have been called upon to restrain their wards during and after rainfall in order to prevent such unfortunate incidents

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A 17-year-old girl simply identified as Ayisat has been swept away by flood at Alapafuja Close in Surulere Low-Cost Housing Estate.

The Nation reports that the teenager was swept away was on Monday, June 22, after the heavy rainfall.

Legit.ng gathers that residents of the estate trooped out in search of the young girl without success.

Flood sweeps 17-year-old girl in Lagos after heavy rain

Parents have been called upon to restrain their wards during and after rainfall in order to prevent such unfortunate incidents. Photo credit: The Nation
Source: UGC

The director general of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the search and rescue has been extended to connecting water channels.

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He called on parents to restrain their wards during and after rainfall in order to prevent such unfortunate cases.

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Residents of Lagos are currently witnessing a heavy downpour of rain in the state that started on Wednesday, June 17, and some of them have started taking to social media to share stories of their experiences.

One such resident is popular music executive, Ubi Franklin. The serial entrepreneur recently took to his verified Instagram page with a short narration of what played out in his house amidst the heavy downpour.

According to Franklin, the ceiling of his guest room collapsed after being soaked with water, causing the rain to fall directly into the room.

He, however, noted that luckily the person who was sleeping inside the room at the time was not hurt.

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In another report, Legit.ng shared photos and videos of residents and motorists trying to find their way around the flood.

Sharing the video of the flood, twitter user wrote: "Water will always find its level. Keep pushing them away, they knew where they came from."

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