Okechukwu Osadebe, the 18-year-old son of the late highlife maestro, Stephen Osadebe, was returning home with two other persons 

They thought they could maneuver their way through the flash flood bu it was not to be.

They were overwhelmed as the flood swept them away around 7.30pm on Thursday in the Osadebe’s Atani country home in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The death of Osadebe brings to four, the number of lives so far lost to flood disaster in Anambra in the last one week.

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Mother of the deceased, Amaechi Osadebe, said in Atani on Friday that Okechulwu was returning home with two other persons when the flash flood overwhelmed them.

She explained that it was the high current and turbulence of the water that made it difficult for the two other boys to pull him out of the water.

The transition chairman of Ogbaru LGA, Arinzechukwu Awogu, who visited the family, described the death as a tragedy to the whole Ogbaru community.

He, however, called on the people of the area to take extra precautions to avoid further loss of life.

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