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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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