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Lexus Jeep, Toyota disappear in Lagos flood with six occupants, two still missing

 Lexus Jeep, Toyota disappear in Lagos flood with six occupants, two still missing 

A Lexus Jeep and a Toyota car each carrying 3 occupants were swept away by a heavy flood around the Oyatoki area of Agege, Lagos State.

However, the emergency responders quickly swung into action and rescued three persons from the Lexus Jeep.

Speaking to PM News, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, the Zonal Coordinator, South-West, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said the drivers passed through the area at a time when rainwater had overflowed an uncompleted canal in the area.

Farinloye said: “The residents reportedly warned the people in the vehicles to desist from passing through the road but they were adamant but drove through, and they were swept away.

“One of the people in the Toyota refused, and dropped down from the vehicle, the other two drove and they are the only ones missing presently.

 “Altogether, three rescued alive, one jumped out to safety, while the remaining two are missing,” he said.

Farinloye said that emergency responders on the ground included the Lagos State Fire Service, NEMA, LASEMA, Police, and other responders from the community.

“Search and rescue operations are ongoing in search of the other two persons.

“The community members are mobilized due to the fact that they know the terrain of the canal and successfully rescued the four persons,” he added.




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