RAVAGING FLOODS WRECK HAVOC IN OGUN STATE AFTER HEAVY RAINFALL
The heavy rainfall which happened in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, has left residents is sorrow. Many, including mother and child, are feared missing and billions of naira worth of properties destroyed by ravaging massive flood following about two hours rainfall that pounded the city on Friday evening.
Scores of residents were sacked from their homes and shops when their apartments were either submerged or brought down by the flood. Household items, goods and other valuables were destroyed.
In Omolasho and Kuto, major commercial areas of Abeokuta, goods and structures worth millions of naira were swept away and emptied into a canal by the Isabo state High court area where the flood was most violent and fiercest.
Dozens of vehicles packed by the roadsides were also submerged with some of them dragged into gullies and pits.Areas most hard hit are Ijaye, Omolasho, Kuto, Isale Egbein and Ijeja where the flood damaged the bridge linking Ijeja and other parts of the state capital.
The rain which started around 4:30pm yesterday caught Abeokuta residents unaware, brought in in its trail flood and devastation.
Thousands were locked down for hours following the massive flood that took over all access roads.