…as flash flood takes over roads, causes gridlock
Flood, on Thursday morning, swept away a four-year-old girl, simply identified as Azeezat, at Olabode Street, Papa Ashafa, Orile Agege in Lagos.
Panic gripped residents of the area after the little girl went missing during the Thursday morning heavy downpour, which resulted in the flooding of the entire area.
Our correspondent observed some residents in the area lamenting the flooding of their homes due to the heavy rain, others were seen bailing water out of their homes.
Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said a search and rescue operation to locate the missing girl had begun.
“A response team from the agency has immediately commenced the search and rescue after reports of a four-year-old child being carried away by the flood were received by witnesses,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.
Meanwhile, early morning downpour in Lagos has resulted in heavy flooding, causing traffic gridlocks on major roads.
According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, some of the places in Lagos experiencing flash flood include: Ikeja – Along Lagos Abeokuta Expressway – Ifako and Oworo INW 3MB – Otedola Bridge – Gbagada – Osborne – Alfred Rewane – Iju Road – Abule Egba – Odo Eran/Wemco Junction.