Houses, vehicles submerged as flood hits Lagos communities

Nature News

Hundreds of residents were on Sunday afternoon sacked from their homes with vehicles submerged after flash floods affected Ekoro, Ajisebiara-Mecca, Akowonjo, Oko Oba and Egbeda areas of Lagos State.

Many canals overflowed, causing several electric poles to fall, raising fears of possible electrocution.

The rains started around 1:20pm while worshippers were returning from church and other residents going about their businesses.

The Nation gathered that some residents returned to their homes only to find water everywhere.

Some of the residents were said to have hurriedly moved their wards to safety while others battled to salvage their appliances already swimming in water.

At least 25 vehicles were said to have been flooded while in traffic as people rallied round to prevent the water from extending further by using concrete pillars as stoppage.

NEMA’s Southwest Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye said that emergency workers were undertaking enumeration of affected houses in the various communities.

He said the electricity distribution company in charge of the areas had been contacted to isolate them to prevent electrocution.

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