Flood Kills Teenager, Destroys Property In Ogun
A 14-year-old secondary school student was reportedly killed while an unknown number of people were reportedly swept away in a flood that characterised a downpour recorded in parts of Sagamu in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State on Tuesday.
Punch correspondent gathered that the affected communities include Ajaka, Express Junction, Ogunyanwo, Olayinka and Isale-Ojumele areas of the town.
The teenage victim was said to have been identified by his uniform as a student of Agbele Community High School.
Eyewitnesses said that the deceased fell off a motorcycle which was being washed away by the flood.
Punch correspondent further gathered that belongings running into millions of naira were lost to the flood while some residents sustained injuries.
Many belongings were said to have been destroyed in the Makun area of the local government area.
The state Commissioner for Environment, Ola Oresanya, on Wednesday, confirmed the incident when he paid an on-the-spot assessment to the affected areas.
Oresanya said there was a need to redesign the state drainage master plan.
The commissioner said, “The government would begin implementation of some of the short medium and long-term solutions which include dredging of canals and de-silting of blocked drainages.
“We call on the Federal Government for assistance to ameliorate the perennial challenges.”