Flood sweeps away four year old girl in Agege, Lagos State

Flood resulting from heavy downpour carried a four year old girl in Agege, Lagos State. The girl who goes by the name Azeezat, was swept away by the flood around Olabode Street, in the Papa-Asafa area of Orile in Agege, Lagos State.

People residing in the area were thrown into panic after the victim went missing on Thursday.

While some residents were seen lamenting the rate at which their homes had been flooded by the downpour, some other residents were seen using buckets to bail out water from their various homes in the area.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said a search and rescue operation to locate the whereabouts of the missing victim had commenced.

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“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.

More details to follow.

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