THE havoc wrecked by yesterday, Monday, September 12, 2022, rainfall has continued to take its toll on Lagosians as a father has been reportedly swept away by a flood in the Iyana-Ipaja area of Alimosho, Lagos State.
According to media reports, the deceased, simply identified as Alfa was swept away when the flood took over Ajayi Street, Olubodun Ifesowapo, Fafunwa, Ipaja West and Ti-Oluwani in the Alimosho Local Government Area of the state.
Alfa was said to have initially escaped with his wife and four children only to return to his house to pick up some items and was thereafter swept off by the flood.
It was gathered that while the deceased was swept off, the community members were able to rescue two other persons who were with him.
Due to the incident, Alfa’s immediate family has been evacuated to stay with a relative.
It should be noted that this came a few hours after nine occupants of a storey building were rescued in the Maryland area of Lagos State, where the storey building sank.
These incidents occurred during the torrential rainfall, which occurred across Lagos, especially between the weekend and the morning of Monday, September 12, 2022.