BY EBUN SESSOU

 

 


Many residents in Lagos could not make it to their offices and business places, Thursday, following a heavy downpour which started Wednesday night into the early hours of Thursday resulting in a great flood.

Part of bungalow in Jakande Estste, Oke Afa, Ejigbo and Bucknor area in Ejigbo LCDA were seriously affected by the Thursday night heavy down pour Photo shows A vehicle pushed off at Jakande Estate, Oke-Afa in Ejigbo, Lagos after the rains. Photo by Sylva Eleanya. 28/6/2012.

Countless houses and roads were submerged in the flood. Vanguard learnt that in some areas of the state, properties were swept away and some major roads in the state were blocked leading to a gridlock.Many road users were forced to return home or seek alternative routes while others remained at the spot, waiting for the flood to abate.

Residents who lamented the situation said it took them hours to even leave their homes for work while many were still stranded along major roads.

At Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos, many houses were flooded and many people forcefully stayed indoor as flood took over all the communities.

At Jakande area, many residents were forced to roll up their trousers, skirts as well as remove their shoes in order to wade through the flood successfully as buses and motorcycles refused to convey them beyond that area.

Many residents of the affected areas could not go to work. Primary school pupils in the area were equally asked to stay at home by their parents.

Vanguard also learnt that a portion of Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road by Mobil Filling Station was submerged, as were some areas in Mafoluku and Oshodi.

At the Aboru area of Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area, not less than 50 houses were flooded.

 

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