Rainstorm kill Pregnant woman, cyclist

Rainstorm kill Pregnant woman, cyclist

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:04 pm

File: rainstorm effect in a Nigerian city

Jamiu Yisa
Tragedy struck in Agbado Oke-odo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, as a pregnant woman and a commercial motorcyclist  were reportedly killed during a  afternoon rainstorm on Monday.

It was learnt that the rain which started around 4pm was accompanied by a heavy storm.

It was reliably gathered that the pregnant woman who was a resident  at Ikola Odunsi, a sprawling community in the LCDA, was killed when the house under which took cover caved in as a result of the pressure of the heavy storm.

The okada rider on his part, was killed on Command Road, also within the council area, when the storm uprooted one of the trees lining the road and it fell on the motor cyclist, killing him instantly.

Apart from the loss of lives, properties such as houses, electricity poles, cars and other valuable items worth millions of naira were destroyed.

Lagos State House of Assembly member, Bisi Yusuf who represents Alimoso State Constituency 1, under which the affected communities fall, responded swiftly by not only visiting the affected communities but also ensuring prompt response from the state Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), the LASEMBUS ambulances and fire service vehicles which provided the needed rescue service.

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