Flood hit Ogboefere Market axis of Ogbaru Local Government Area, Anambra state; lives lost and properties destroyed.

Flood hit Ogboefere Market axis of Ogbaru Local Government Area, Anambra state; lives lost and properties destroyed.

Thursday 28th day of June was another sad moment for traders and inhabitants of Ogbo efere market axis of Ogbaru Local Government Area as four lives and properties worth millions of naira were lost to flood owing to incessant downpour during the late hours of the day.

The tragedy which happened at the Onitsha Enugu Express way axis of the market led to loss of lives of four bankers reportedly working with a new generation bank within Okpoko, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra state.

The death occurred as the flood occasioned by the heavy down pour of the day led to the plunging of the car reportedly conveying the bankers into a drainage canal of about 16ft tall and 5ft wide, filled to the brim as at the time of the incident.

It took a combined efforts of security operatives and well meaning individuals to evacuate the cars from the canals after the rain. The body of the dead workers were however not found in the evacuated vehicles but was recovered on Friday 29th June at another location and have been deposited at a nearby morgue as reported by a Senior police officer attached to Okpoko divisional police station who plead anonymity.

Properties lost to the flood include commercial and private  vehicles, goods and commodities left behind by sellers who ran for their dear lives.

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