Two children have been swept away by flood resulting from torrential rainfall in the Ketu area of Lagos.
The children, according to a situation report by the Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA), who resided on Oyebanjo Street, were declared missing around 8pm on Saturday.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the agency’s Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, said a joint team of responders have commence search operations along the path of the floodwater.
“The agency received distress calls concerning the above. On arrival at the scene of the incident it was discovered that, around 8 pm, two children had been caught up by floodwater.
“A joint team of responders comprising Agency responders, LASG Fire Service and LASAMBUS was at the scene.
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“The Agency’s tiger team commenced a search and rescue operation along the path of the floodwater,” he said.
“Initial observations revealed a sloping topography with a direct channel of drain water into the canal. This has proven to be rather challenging to navigate. Rescue operation remains ongoing.”