Osun Flood Victims In Dire Need Of Assistance


Several hours after heavy rains triggered a flood disaster in Oshogbo, the Osun State capital, residents say they are still awaiting help from state authorities.

Residents were basking in the euphoria of the Eid-el-kabir festival when suddenly the heavens opened and the celebration turned sour.

The effects of the disaster were quite devastating as properties worth millions of naira have been destroyed, even as one person is feared dead.



    In one community, a woman and her daughter were reportedly trapped in a store and many of the residents were stranded after a bridge collapsed.

    Residents in areas like Rasco, Oke-Onitea, Fiwasaye, Gbomi and Iludun in Osogbo have been counting their losses as the rain came down heavily for three hours, causing flood in many parts of the city.

    The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NIMET, had identified Osun state as one of the flood-prone areas and the residents believe that the government should have been proactive to avert this occurrence.

    As at the time of this report, no official statement had been made by the Osun State government.

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