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Flood: Osun residents count losses, recover victim’s body - Punch

Rescue group involving policemen, authorities of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps and six nearby jumpers on Wednesday recouped the remaining parts of a casualty, Mr. Ebenezer Olabode, who was cleared away by surge at Oke Onitea range of Osogbo on Tuesday.
Rescue group involving policemen, authorities of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps and six nearby jumpers on Wednesday recouped the remaining parts of a casualty, Mr. Ebenezer Olabode, who was cleared away by surge at Oke Onitea range of Osogbo on Tuesday.

The salvage group were said to have hunt down the assortment of Olabode till midnight of the earlier day without achievement.

They apparently continued work as ahead of schedule as 6am and strolled through the course of the stream until the carcass was found at GRA.

The body was promptly cleared and saved in a funeral home.

One Pastor Paul Usman, who talked in the interest of the group of the perished, said the occurrence was shocking.

Usman lauded the Police and the NSCDC authorities for their endeavors.

He said it was ideal to anticipate calamities, including the common ones, than to oversee them, saying with aversion, loss of lives and property would be counteracted.

There was worry among inhabitants of surge inclined zones, as the downpours kept pouring intensely on Wednesday, while numerous casualties influenced by the surge tallied their misfortunes.

One of the shop proprietors, Chinedu Chukwu, whose merchandise were crushed by the surge, said he lost hardware products worth a large number of naira to the surge.

Some elderly ladies offering foodstuff were in tears while describing how the surge cleared away their foodstuff.

One of them, Mrs. Awawu Ogunrinde, said she and different dealers had gone for the Eid el Kabir festivity when the downpours began.

Ogunrinde said, "We are in genuine obligation now. All the rice, yam flour, semovita and beans were cleared away by the surge.

"I took credits from a microfinance bank, much the same as my partners, to purchase the foodstuff; however they have been cleared away at this point. I don't know how I will reimburse the credit."

Church individuals at the Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Igbala District Headquarters, Gbonmi in Osogbo, were seen ransoming water from the congregation hall, while a few individuals rescued some gear from the overflowed church.

The Commandant of the NSCDC in Osun State, Mr. Philips Ayodele, who circumvented the town with authorities from the Disaster Management Unit of the organization, mourned with the group of the perished.

The NSCDC supervisor said individuals should have taken preventive measures since it was anticipated that Osun State would encounter substantial precipitation this year.

In the interim, the Publicity Secretary of a group of the People's Democratic Party in the state, Mr. Sunday Bisi, has faulted the surge for what he portrayed as forsakenness of obligation with respect to the state government.

He said tragically that streets in the state had been transformed into lakes and lakes in spite of the colossal assets "squandered on implied surge control."
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