Dozens of buildings have been damaged after more flash flooding in Lagos State, Nigeria.
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.
— Edward Esiri Company (@EdwardCompany) June 28, 2020
Devastating flood following overnight downpour in Ikorodu suburbs pic.twitter.com/QzZjXvVD94
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No loss of live nor injury recorded but properties worth millions was destroyed.
The DG/CEO LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu warns residents to desist from disposing refuse into drainages/canals as the aftermath is on the citizens. pic.twitter.com/yTGKFHmDwG
— Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (@followlasema) June 29, 2020