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Friday, 16 July 2021

Residents stranded, cars submerged as flood ravages Lagos

By Our Correspondent

Parts of Lagos state were, on Friday, ravaged by flood following heavy rainfall that lasted for hours.

It has rained daily in Lagos since Wednesday.

From Ladipo to Marina, Lekki to Ikeja, Idumagbo to Oshodi, among other areas, residents were seen struggling to wade through the flood, as the water level reached above people’s ankles, and in some cases, around the knees.

Some cars were also submerged, while in other places, the water level left residents stranded as they were unable to move for fear of being swept away by the flood.

Earlier on Friday, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had issued safety precautions to residents, advising them not to move about or drive once the water level rises.

“Once the rainwater gets to half of the wheels, it sweeps off your vehicle. Kindly park and move on to higher ground for safety,” Ibrahim Farinloye, acting assistant coordinator, south-west zonal office, NEMA, said in a statement.

“The rainwater must have risen above our ankles. Once it happens like this, the flood has the capacity to carry us off.”

Below are photos of the flood in some communities across Lagos