The heavy downpour that pounded parts of Lagos State yesterday left sour tastes in the mouth of some families as two children were swept away by flood on Saturday at Ketu area of Lagos State.
This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), on Sunday.
“The Agency received distress calls concerning a flood incident at Oyebanjo Street, Ketu on Saturday night. Upon the arrival of the Tiger Squad at the Command and Control Centre, Alausa, Secretariat at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that, around 8 pm, two (2) children had been caught up by flood water,” the statement reads.
LASEMA boss added that a joint team of responders comprising Agency Responders, LASG Fire Service and LASAMBUS were at the scene. “The Agency’s Tiger Squad commenced a search and rescue operation along the path of the flood water.
“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.”
He urged members of the public “to exercise extreme caution, particularly with young children, in flood-prone and low lying areas.”