Final year student of AAUA swept away by flood


A student of the Adekunle Ajasin University , Akungba Akoko , Ondo State, was swept away by flood in the town on Monday .

The victim , who was identified as Doyinsola Boluwade , was said to be a final – year student of the Department of Religious and African Studies in the institution .

It was gathered that the victim was swept away by flood while she was going to her place of residence during a downpour.

“ The non- stop rainfall brought tragedy upon the university town yesterday (Monday ) evening when an undergraduate was swept away to an unknown destination by flood at a canal very close to her place of residence, ” a source said .

Confirming the incident , the landlord of the victim , Mr Ademola Elemukona , said he narrowly escaped being swept away as he climbed a cocoa tree when the flood was getting uncontrollable .

“ Many people thought I had been swept away by the flood, but I thank God that I survived it , ” he stated.

The Head , Media and Protocol Unit , AAUA , Mr Victor Akinpelumi , also confirmed the incident .

He said a search party had been organised by the school management to locate the student , but as of the time of filing this report , she had yet to be seen.

“ The water level is very high and we don’ t have professional divers, who can enter the river.

But we have contacted the National Emergency Management Agency and some other agencies to assist us find her .

As I am talking to you , we are at the scene of the incident seeking solutions, ” Akinpelumi said .

The Ondo State Commissioner for Agriculture , Mr Gboyega Adefarati , who visited the scene of the incident , warned the residents to stay away from the canal.

In his reaction , the monarch of the town, the Alale of Akungba , Oba Sunday Ajimo , called on NEMA , the federal and state governments to come to the aid of victims of the flood, which he said destroyed some properties .

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