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Flood claims three lives in Delta

Posted: Oct 7, 2015 at 8:32 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
Flood claims three lives in Delta
 
By Felix Igbekoyi
Correspondent, Asaba
 
The ravaging flood in parts of Delta State Tvesday drowned an 11-year-old girl at Okpai in Ndokwa East a local Government Area of the state.
 
six council areas in the state including Ndokwa East, Oshimili South, Burutu, Ughelli South, Patani and Bomadi are already experiencing the flood.
 
Besides, unconfirmed report has it that two persons were submerged around Anwai area of Asaba, the state capital.
 
But there is the sympathetic story of a visually impaired graduate, Mr. Odigie Osagie Justice who was trapped by the rampaging flood around Infant Jesus area of Asaba.
 
In Asaba capital territory, Oshimili South council, residents in coastal communities were seen making frantic efforts to salvage their property from the rampaging flood.
 
The home of the state chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Edwin Uzor located in Oko area has reportedly gone under water just like every other houses within the neighborhood.
 
Other communities so far affected by the flood in Oshimili South include Oko-Ogbelle, Oko-Amakom, Oko-Analla, Powerline, Ogbe-Ofu Phase I & II, Marine, Cable Point, Nnebisi, Infant Jesus and Anwain.
 
Meanwhile, succour may have come the way of the flood victims as the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah told newsmen that the state government was already making preparations to rehabilitate them in temporary camps.
 
Ukah said the flood management committee headed by Deputy Governor Kingsley Otuaro was in the field distributing relief materials and relocating the victims.
 
“We are relocating the victims in Ndokwa East council to somewhere in Ashaka, Utagbogbe and the stadium at Kwale. We are also making arrangement to relocate the victims in Asaba to the Asaba Township Stadium. Fumigation exercise in these camps is going on,” he said.
 
He confirmed the death of the 11-year-old girl at Okpai, Ndokwa East, adding that the water level has risen to disturbing height in Burutu, Bomadi and Patani councils, even as he appealed to residents in coastal areas to voluntarily relocate before the flood catches up with them