SAD! Flood Kills Four In Abuja
The rains are here and while that should be a thing of joy going by the extreme hot weather of the past days, the showers is already wreaking havoc.
The PUNCH Newspapers reports that four persons lost their life in flood in Karshi and Kokosu communities in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
It is understood that the victims were inside a Toyota Siena when the flood swept the vehicle away during a downpour on Saturday.
Ambrose Umelelle, 26, and Esther Aka 20, who lived in Kokosu, Nasarawa State lost their lives, but a passenger narrowly escaped as he was said to have jumped out of the vehicle.
It was gathered that the Search and Rescue team of the FCT Emergency Management Agency were still searching for the other victims of the flood as of Sunday.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa, warned residents about the possibilities of flood in the coming months.
The traditional ruler of Karshi, Alhaji Ismaila Mohammed, dispelled insinuations that the incident was caused by a burst dam.
HE said, “The dam is still intact and still under construction.”
He thanked the minister for dispatching the personnel of the FEMA to the area to retrieve the bodies of the victims.