How A Teenage Girl Was Swept Off by Flood in Lagos (Photos)


A 17 year old girl, simply identified as Ayisat was on Monday, reportedly swept away by strong flood at Alapafuja axis of the Surulere Low-Cost Housing Estate following persistent rainfall in the State.

The Cobra Squad of the Agency, continued the search and rescue of this teenage girl on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, and after a frantic search, the dead body of the girl was found at Onilegogo canal, Surulere and buried by the community members yesterday.

The DG/CEO Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu via a release made available to the public sends his condolence to the bereaved family.

He thereafter appeals to all parents and guardians to ensure adequate safety of their children, wards by restraining them indoors during heavy rainfalls and away from floodings which has been known to sweep away articulated vehicles and even demolish buildings where the flood strength and speeds are strong enough.