Lagos Flood: Primary School Pupils Feared Dead!

By on May 15, 2013

Following the recent heavy rainfall witnessed in some places in Lagos State,  some pupils of Ogba Primary School who were released to go home during the downpour but reportedly played in the flood water were feared to have drowned while several others were wounded in the flooded school premises.

However after investigation were carried out at the scene, spokesperson for the Lagos State National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the incident said: “Lagos State Ambulance Service was at hand with officials of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA and NEMA. He also said : “The Ambulance Service gave first aid services before discharging the pupils. Nobody was drowned in the incident.”

Ibrahim Farinloye also appealed to school authorities to take precautionary measures at saving the lives of school children by keeping them late in school during downpour, until it is safe for them to go home. He also admonished motorists to avoid sitting in their vehicles during torrential rainfall as flood could carry the vehicle away.

The recent flood also affected areas like Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Ikorodu, Orile-Iganmu, Coker-Aguda, where residents were thrown into lamentation as the rain entered into their apartments, destroying properties worth millions of Naira.

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