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Poor State Of A Street In Ketu, Lagos That Swallowed Two Kids (Photos)

Published by Nairaland on Sun, 13 Sep 2020

<blockquote><b>Flood Sweeps Away Two Children, Displaces Families In Lagos</b><br><br>Flooding in Oyebanjo Street, Ketu Lagos took two kids that are yet to be found .<br><br>Saturday recorded another tragedy as two yet-to-be-identified children were swept away as people battled flood after a downpour that lasted for hours and submerged many parts of the area.<br><br>The incident occurred at about 8:00pm at Oyebanjo Street, Ketu.<br><br>While the rain forced some residents to stay indoors, a few others suffered personal tragedies as the downpour and flooding led to destruction of properties.<br><br>The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency in a situation report on Sunday said a search operation was ongoing to find the missing children.<br><br>LASEMAs Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, noted that it was discovered that the children were missing around 8:00pm on Saturday.<br><br>He said, The agency received distress calls concerning the above. On arrival at the scene of the incident it was discovered that, around 8:00pm, two children had been caught up by floodwater.<br><br>A joint team of responders comprising agency responders, LASG Fire Service and LASAMBUS was at the scene.<br><br>The agencys tiger team commenced a search and rescue operation along the path of the floodwater.<br><br>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.</blockquote><br><a href="http://saharareporters.com/2020/09/13/flood-sweeps-away-two-children-displaces-families-lagos'fbclid=IwAR1DS9GFP3k0XdOy1uJWUy2MXb5f1q-PD-qKzzv3pVr8kRO17GibdTOjLv8">http://saharareporters.com/2020/09/13/flood-sweeps-away-two-children-displaces-families-lagos'fbclid=IwAR1DS9GFP3k0XdOy1uJWUy2MXb5f1q-PD-qKzzv3pVr8kRO17GibdTOjLv8</a>
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