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Do You Remember The Teenager That Was Swept Away By The Lagos Flood On Monday? See Where She Was Found

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Did you remember the teenager that was swept away by the heavy flood in Lagos on Monday?

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said the remains of 19-year-old Aishat, who was swept away by flood on Monday, have been recovered from the Onilegogoro canal in the Surulere area of the state.

PUNCH Metro had reported that flood swept away the teenager after she fell into the canal beside the Surulere Plaza while trying to navigate her way to a destination in the area following a heavy downpour.

Efforts by some residents and passersby, who rushed to the scene of the incident, to rescue the victim had proved abortive.

Oke-Osanyintolu stated that an operation had commenced rescuing Aishat.

In a follow-up reaction on Tuesday, the LASEMA boss said the victim’s remains were recovered in Onilegogoro, Surulere, around 8.30 am, adding that she was buried around the canal, where her corpse was recovered.

Oke-Osanyintolu stated, “Around 12.30 pm on Monday, a 19-year-old girl, Aishat, was swept away by the flood, which submerged the canal on Alapafuja Close linking Bank Olemoh in Surulere as a result of persistent rainfall.

“However, the LASEMA Response Team and community members searched for her in the adjoining canals but to no avail.

“Her corpse was later found in the Onilegogoro canal in Surulere around 8.30 am on Tuesday, and she was buried by community members besides the canal.”

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