Lagos Under Flood
Residents in major parts of Lagos state work up with an early morning downpour on Wednesday that has literally left the entire state under watery seige. Reports monitored in Benin indicate that the state, often referred to as the citadel of aquatic splendor, is now under a deluge of flood said to have brought untold hardships to residents of many of its towns.
Residents in the affected areas are having a hard time, struggling to deal with the effects of the heavy downpour as most of them are contending with heavy traffic on their way to work. Transporters are reported to have abandoned their vehicles as a result of the clog just to avoid subjecting their vehicles to avoidable troubles that could lead to a breakdown. The development has forced many residents into remaining indoors.
According to reports, residents in Agege, Oworonshoki, Anifowose Community, Ikeja, including most parts of Lekki, are virtually submerged with roads and household valuables under water.
In particular, Oworonshoki axis is so deep in flood that it swallowed several kilometres of road over the stretch inwards Third Mainland Bridge, with a long line of vehicles stranded in the flood.
A number of its major towns, including Ajah, Victoria Island, Ifako, Ogudu, Ayobo, Gbagada, Ikorodu, Ebutte Metta, are under the seige of flood.
Among other constraints, the flood brought along huge chunk of debris that blocked most of the drainage channels leading to most residential areas being waterlogged. Thus far, the flood is reported to have after buildings leading to the collapsed of at least one in Iyanapaja, a suburb of Lagos.
Meanwhile, a four year old girl, Azerzat, is reported to have been swept away by the flood around Olabode Street, around Papa-Asafa area of Orile in Agege. There was panic among residents of the community as reports of the missing girl filtered in on Thursday. However, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, has dispatched its response team to the area.