Flood Sweeps Away Two Children In Lagos

Flood from yesterday’s heavy downpour has swept away two yet-to-be-identified children at Oyebanjo street, Ketu area of Lagos State.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency confirmed the incident, and said search operations had commenced to recover the children.

LASEMA’s Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the children went missing around 8pm yesterday.

He said, “The agency received distress calls concerning the above. On arrival at the scene of the incident it was discovered that, around 8 pm, two children had been caught up by floodwater.

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“A joint team of responders comprising Agency responders, LASG Fire Service and LASAMBUS was at the scene.

“The Agency’s tiger team commenced a search and rescue operation along the path of the floodwater.

“Initial observations revealed a sloping topography with a direct channel of drain water into the canal. This has proven to be rather challenging to navigate. Rescue operation remains ongoing.”

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