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Rainstorm Destroys Multi-Million Naira Properties In Lagos

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola

Early morning rainstorm has wreaked havoc in Lagos, Nigeria, destroying multi-million naira worth of properties in various areas in Lagos.

Roofs of houses were blown off by the rainstorm with water gushing into people’s houses at will and destroying their properties. Areas affected are Ebute-Metta, Ikorodu, Ikoyi and Itire.

In Ebute-Meta, the houses destroyed by the rainstorm, which started around 8.00 am were put at 15. The houses are located at Ondo, Abeokuta, Tapa, Osholake and Bola streets.

Vehicles were reported to have been destroyed in Ebute-Meta by the rainstorm, with residents of the area running helter and skelter to avoid the wrath of the rampaging storm.

A resident, simply identified as Emmanuel said his building was destroyed by the storm, saying that he was about to go to church when the incidence occurred.

General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said a market was destroyed at Itire area of Lagos by the storm, while a Guest House belonging to the State Government was destroyed at Ikorodu by the storm.

He added that a mast fell on a Zenith Bank at Osborne area of Ikoyi when the rainstorm devastated the area, saying that goods worth millions of naira were destroyed by the storm.

Osanyintolu, however, said that no life was lost during the rainstorm, but appealed to Lagosians to insure their houses as rainstorm comes natural, stressing that by doing this, they could save themselves the heartache of thing of how to rebuild their houses.



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