Flood from torrential rainfall has swept away two yet – to – be-identified children at Oyebanjo street , Ketu area of Lagos State.
The Lagos State Emergency in a situation report on Sunday said a search operation is ongoing to find the missing children .
LASEMA ’ s Director – General and Chief Executive Officer , Dr Olufemi Oke – Osanyintolu , noted that it was discovered that the children were missing around 08 pm on Saturday .
He said , “The agency received distress calls concerning the above .
On arrival at the scene of the incident it was discovered that , around 8 pm , two children had been caught up by floodwater.
“ A joint team of responders comprising Agency responders , LASG Fire Service and LASAMBUS was at the scene .
“ The Agency ’ s tiger team commenced a search and rescue operation along the path of the floodwater.
“ Initial observations revealed a sloping topography with a direct channel of drain water into the canal.
This has proven to be rather challenging to navigate .
Rescue operation remains ongoing. ”
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He urged members to “ exercise extreme caution , particularly with young children , in flood-prone and low lying areas” .
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