Nigeria – Buildings Damaged After Flash Floods in Ikorodu, Lagos

Dozens of buildings have been damaged after more flash flooding in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Flash Floods in Ikorodu, Lagos, 28 June 2020. Photo: LASEMA

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) reported that teams responded to distress calls in flooding in 2 locations of the city of Ikorodu on 28 June.
No loss of life or injures were reported. However, LASEMA reported significant material damage, including damage to over 35 buildings.

Flooding was caused by a heavy downpour but significantly worsened by blocked drainage channels, LASEMA said. The Director General of LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, warned residents to desist from disposing refuse into drainage channels and canals.

This is the second flood event in the region over the last few days after damaging flash floods hit parts of Lagos City on 17 June.

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