Rainstorm wreaked havoc in Ikola and Command communities in Agbado Okeodo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State on the afternoon of Monday, 20th March, 2017. A pregnant woman and an okada rider were reported killed during the rainstorm.
The pregnant woman, thegazellenews.com learnt, was killed at Ikola Odunsi when the house she was caved in to the pressure of the heavy storm while the okada man was killed on Command Road when the storm uprooted one of the trees lining the road and it fell on the okada man killing him instantly.
Thegazellenews.com learnt that the rain which started around 4pm was accompanied with by a heavy storm. Apart from the loss of lives, properties such as houses, electricity poles, cars and other valuable items worth millions of naira were destroyed.
Residents commended the prompt response of Lagos State House of Assembly member, Honourable Bisi Yusuf who represents Alimoso State Constituency 1, under which the affected communities fall.
Honourable Yusuf responded swiftly by not only visiting the affected communities but also ensure prompt response from the state Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), the LASEMBUS ambulances and fire service vehicles which provided the needed rescue service.