19-year-old flood victim buried near Canal at Surulere, Lagos

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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says the remains of the 19-year-old teenager who was swept away by flood on June 22, near Surulere Low-Cost Housing Estate has been recovered and buried beside the Canal at Onilegogoro.

 

LASEMA Director-General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday.

He said the 19-year-old girl, simply identified as Ayisat was on June 22, reportedly swept away by a strong flood around 12 p.m. at Alapafuja axis, Surulere Low-Cost Housing Estate, following torrential rainfall in the state.

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Oke-Osanyintolu said that LASEMA Response Team (LRT) and community members searched for her body through the adjoining canals on June 22 to no avail.

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He, however, said that her dead body was later found at Onilegogoro canal in Surulere around 8:30 a.m, on June 23.

‘She was buried by the community members beside the canal at Onilegogoro in Surulere,’ he said.

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