Rescue search is ongoing by men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA at 38 Fashola Str of Olabode street Papa Asafa Orile Agege to recover yet to be identified four-year-old child allegedly being swept away by the flood of early morning heavy rainfall in Lagos.
According to an eyewitness, the incident happened around 10 am during the torrential rainfall with attendant heavy flooding.
Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, when contacted by correspondent confirmed the incident, saying that the agency received a distress call from a witness.
“Response team from the agency has been dispatched immediately with search and rescue operation ongoing,” Oke-Osanyintolu stated.
The early morning downpour in Lagos has resulted in heavy flooding, causing traffic on major roads.
According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), some of the places in Lagos experiencing flash flood include: Ikeja – Along Lagos Abeokuta Expressway – Ifako and Oworo INW 3MB – Otedola Bridge – Gbagada – Osborne – Alfred Rewane – Iju Road – Abule Egba – Odo Eran/Wemco Junction.