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How flood sweeps away moving vehicles with occupants in Lagos

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A major flood outbreak in Lagos has wreaked havoc on residents of Orile-Agege, sweeping away moving vehicles with their occupants….

Two residents of Orile-Agege have also been declared missing, while four were rescued in the incident.

Rescuers from both the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and those from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) as well as those from the fire service were still searching for the two missing persons at the time of this report.

Public Relations Officer of NEMA in the South-West Region, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the unfortunate incidents, saying rescue officials were on ground.

In another development, no fewer than 16 passengers onboard a commercial boat heading to Ibeshe from Mile 2 are presently missing.

The incident occurred along the Kirikiri water channel around 7.45pm on Friday but the news broke on Saturday morning.

Operators of the boat was said to have violated the safety rules by operating beyond the approved time for commercial boats in Lagos.

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