Sad: Body of 13-year-old Boy Swept Away By Flood Recovered After 4 Days3 min read
Sad: Body of 13-year-old Boy Swept Away By Flood Recovered After 4 Days
The corpse of a 13-year-old boy, Tosin Otun, was found four days after he was swept away by flood on SCC Road in the Buhari area, Abuja.
According to his sister, Toyosi, the victim was sent to get a goat tied beside a drainage channel close to their house when the incident happened on October 14.
She said it was raining heavily on that fateful day and Tosin might have slipped in the process of untying the goat.
Shortly after the incident, Toyosi took to Twitter to announce that he was missing.
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She wrote, “Pls, help find my brother. His name is Tosin Faisal Otun, a 13-year-old. He was swept away by water on Friday around 4pm, 14th October 2022. Pls, retweet till we find him.”
The deceased’s father, Adewale, said the corpse was found four days after the incident.
He said when the boy went missing, the family hired the services of divers to search for him.
Eventually, four days after, they were able to find his corpse and he has been buried.
Also, a family of six was killed by flood in Nzam community in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Due to the rising flood in the area, the family was leaving their home and trying to get to safety when they all drowned.
Some reports claim that the floodwater surged into their house and the family didn’t stand a chance.
The deceased family consisted of four little children and two middle-aged women.
A video shared online shows youth in the community bringing our dead bodies and lining them up on an upland area of the town.
Residents of the area were also wailing uncontrollably in a gr@ph!c video that cannot be shared here.
This year’s flood in Nigeria has been described as the worst flood in a decade which has forced 1.4 million people out of their homes, destroyed over 70,000 hectares of farmlands, and killed more than 500 people.
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45,249 houses were totally destroyed and the National Emergency Management Agency’s spokesman blamed the high level of damage on a violation of regional rules and construction near waterways.
While the rainy season usually begins around June, most deaths and displacements start around August and September.
In addition to a harsh rainy season, floods were also caused by the release of water from several dams.
The rainy season typically ends in November in northern states and December in the south.
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