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4 die, others missing as flood ravages Abuja estate

Residents were seen lamenting the losses as they tried to salvage what they could from the ruins

Four bodies are said to have been recovered after a flood-ravaged Trademore Estate, Lugbe, a suburb of Abuja Metropolis.

Several others are said to be missing.

Cars, motorcycles and household items were reportedly washed away by the flood that took place after a heavy rainfall Sunday night.

Residents were seen lamenting the losses as they tried to salvage what they could from the ruins left by the flood.

A police station in the area was also taken over by the flood.

When Daily Trust visited the area, some of the residents spoken to said, they had to abandon their homes as they became flooded.

A resident, Isaac Nelson, told Daily Trust that properties worth millions of naira were destroyed by the flood.

Isaac also said “many people died; four bodies have already been recovered, some people say more than that died. Some people are still missing,” he said

Another resident, whose business centre was affected, Mr. Chisom, told Daily Trust “my office is affected by the flood. My laptops and office systems are all gone. A man in his car Lexus car was found in the gully over there, the flood water pushed him into the river. He was taken to the hospital but later died.

A policeman at the station, confirmed the flood but said no one was in the cell when the flood took place.

The Abuja Operations Head of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Justice Nwazuruye, confirmed the incident, saying four bodies have so far been recovered.

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