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LAGOS FLOOD HAZARD: NEMA RESCUES FOUR VICTIMS, TWO PERSONS STILL MISSING

LAGOS FLOOD HAZARD: NEMA RESCUES FOUR VICTIMS, TWO PERSONS STILL MISSING

The long hours of rainfall on  Friday and Saturday in Lagos State has  left most parts of the state  seriously flooded.

The development has equally wreaked havoc.

At the Oyatoki Agege axis of the city, four people were  rescued alive from a Lexus Jeep that was swept away by the violent flooding.

The Southwest Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed that two of the victims managed to escape from the trapped vehicle and were pulled to safety by emergency responders.

The community assisted in the rescue of the other two.

The community members were mobilized as part of the rescue operations since they have better knowledge of the terrain and this led to the successful rescue.

In-spite of the rescue mission two people are still missing

The six  persons involved by the flood hazard were reported to have been swept away when rainwater overflowed from an uncompleted canal in the area.

The residents reportedly warned the people in the two vehicles, three in LEXUS and another three  passengers inToyota, to desist from passing through the road, but they were adamant and drove through only to be swept away by the ferocious flood.

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