An Anambra Pastor’s daughter was reportedly killed by a flood, which followed a downpour in the area which lasted for over six hours on Wednesday.
The Anambra Pastor’s daughter who died in the incident which occurred in Awka South Local Government Area of the state, had complained of feeling feverish. It was gathered that the 14-year-old girl’s father hired a driver to take her to hospital, however at a spot where flood had accumulated, the water swept the bus containing four persons into a swamp.
A source told Southern City News;
“On reaching the flood spot, the driver declined to move on, but the elder brother to the deceased said he could drive pass the spot.
“When he took over the vehicle the raging flood swept off the bus into Obibia swamp with four occupants including the girl. The incident happened behind the Governor’s Lodge in Amawbia.”
An eyewitness, Ogechi Chine, said after being swept away by the flood, the girl was trapped in it for over four hours before rescue came her way. According to her, the girl was trapped from 7:30am till 2pm when she was rescued by lifeguards with the help of a crane driver and was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was confirmed dead.
“The vehicle which was said to be heading to Nibo through City Landmark Hotel road lost control immediately its tyres entered the flood. The flood took over the road and when the engine stopped the flood threw the bus into the Obibia stream.”
“She is the daughter of the pastor of Zion Pillar Intercessory Ministry from Adabebe Village in Amawbia. The girl was sick and they were going to hospital as directed by the father,” she added.
According to sources, the incident has left the family of the deceased in agony.