Flood wrecks havoc in Enugu

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Renders over 200 persons homeless and damages property worth millions of Naira

Floods have wrecked havoc in Okutu Community, Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu State, following a 14-day rainfall.

The flooding, which submerged and collapsed markets, schools, churches as well as residential houses, also left over 200 persons homeless.

The situation was worsened by the resurgence of the Adada River, which has its source from Ibagwa-Aka in Igbo Eze South Local Government Area of the state.

Tony Ugwu, Chairman of Nsukka Local Government, while receiving the leaders of the affected community led by the traditional ruler, Igwe Dan Ogbonna, said he sympathised with them over their losses but expressed happiness that no life was lost.

Ugwu assured that the local government would assist the victims to alleviate their plight pending the intervention of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA.

Igwe Ogbonna revealed that a similar disaster occurred in 1990, but it was not as destructive as this one

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