Nigeria: flood sweeps two children away

Nigeria: flood sweeps two children away

Two children have been killed in flood incidents that occurred at different locations at Nkwele Awka in the Awka South Local Government of Anambra State, Nigeria, according to reports.

The deceased lost their lives while carrying out activities on flood plains.

“The mother had sent one of the victims on an errand to go and dispose of their waste when she was caught up by the flood,” a resident said.

“The other was walking along the flood plain when his slippers slipped away while trying to retrieve it, he was swept and has not been found,” reports said.

“Please, I am still in pains to talk now as I am still looking for my child who has gone missing while returning from an errand,” one of the victim’s mother lamented to the police.

“It is a pure environmental disaster, but we will keep working with relevant agencies to make sure safety is improved,” the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga said.

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