Three Swept Away By Flood In Ibadan

Three people were swept away yesterday by flood in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital,  following a downpour.

Among them is a  middle-aged man simply identified as Ayuba.

The rain started around 2:15pm and did not stop until 4:30pm.

Ayuba was swept away in a canal at Dandaru on Queen Elizabeth Road.

His body was evacuated around 5:20pm by fire fighters and some residents.

An eye witness, Koyejo Akande, who knew the late Ayuba, said: “I usually see him with some boys here washing, fishing and playing. I knew him through a friend of mine. His mother is dead. He was staying with his grandmother at Iwo Road.

“The grandmother is popularly called ‘Alhaja Olounje’ (canteen operator) at Iwo Road. Unfortunately, my  friend who knows her shop  is not here.”

The second victim was a motorcyclist. He was swept away in a river at Ijokodo Junction.

An unidentified man and his car were swept away around a bridge on Omotara Agboola Midetel Road.

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