A heavy rainfall that lasted for about two days has claimed the life of a 60-year-old man, Elder Olabode in Osogbo, the Osun State capital after he was reportedly trapped by the resulting flood.
The victim was said to have been trapped in his car on his way home on Tuesday at Oke Oniti area of Osogbo–where his body was said to be recovered on Wednesday. According to an eyewitness, it took the effort of some Hausa men contracted who retrieved the body after an intense search.
He added that his body has been deposited at the morgue of Osun State General Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo. The eyewitness, Mr Thomas Onaolapo, said “we all warned him to go back but he didn’t listen. After moving for few minutes, the intensity of the flood forced open the booth of his car and the flood trapped him.”
“Two people standing nearby made attempt to rescue him and one of them nearly got drowned in the process and we all became powerless. So there was nothing we could do again to save him,” he stated
The Osun State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Mr Ayodele Philips, on a condolence visit to the family of the victim enjoined residents to avoid flood prone areas, with a view to avoid being trapped.