18 years old girl washed by floor dies 24 hours later + sad Saturday for Motorists in surulere.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. A massive flood washed away an 18 year old girl, identified as Aisha, who resides in Omolalu Street, off Akerele, Surulere, Lagos State mistakenly slipped into the canal while trying to use the wooden pedestrian bridge in the Alapafuja axis of the low cost Housing estate.
The report has it that the girl reportedly slipped off into a canal with large volume of water caused by the heavy downpour on Sunday.
Surulerewatch Magazine authoritatively gathered that some neighbours had to jump into the canal in a bid to save the girl.
According to Kayode Ibrahim, an eyewitness and a neighbour disclosed that about 3 volunteers jumped into the canal from different points but the volume of water was so huge and fast, so they gave up the rescue mission after the girl was not insight".
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. However, another neighbour, Abiodun Adesegun, who believed firmly that the deceased will be brought back alive, but her hope was dashed after 24 hours of search by the youth in the area, as her corpse was found at the end of Rabiatu Thompson Crescent which is the end of the canal.
The House of Assembly Representative of the constituency, Hon. Desmond Elliot, who also doubles as the chairman, Committee on Environment for Lagos State, was at the canal a day before the incident in an assessment tour, gave promise to the people that the canal will receive attention soon from the state government. He promised that the state government will clear the canal in no distant time. He also visited the parents of the deceased and reiterated government's effort on ending flooding in the state.
In another development, on Saturday, 20th of June, 2020, a tree fell and damaged three vehicles on stadium road in Surulere. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The tree brought down by the stormy wind on Saturday evening before the heavy downpour, fell on the three cars, one being an SUV, another, a minibus and a Toyota camry 2007 model along the traffic on Teslim Balogun stadium in surulere. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
However, no death was recorded but the vehicles were damaged beyond repairs.
Speaking with one of the owners of the vehicle, who identified herself as Mrs. Hope Ifekanachi, the owner of the damage SUV, said she was coming from her office in ilupeju and was driving home to her house at Aguda surulere, but met traffic right in front of the Teslim Balogun stadium. She said the traffic was moving at the snail's pace, so she slowed down and the next she heard was a band on her car. Luckily, she was not carrying anybody in front and the tree also fell at the front side of the car but the one at the back seat was squeezed out of the car, hence the car was badly damaged.