OAU students allegedly trapped in a building following a downpour in Osun State

OAU students are reportedly trapped in a building in Osun State, as disclosed in a photo which has long gone viral on social media.

OAU students allegedly trapped in a building following a downpour in Osun State lailasnews

According to a source, the flooded building iis a storey building and it is located in Ibadan Road, Ile Ife, Osun State. Here is a photo of the building the OAU students are trapped in below;

OAU students allegedly trapped in a building following a downpour in Osun State lailasnews

This is coming few days after it was reported that no fewer than five persons were feared dead, and property worth millions of naira destroyed, as flood wreaked havoc in some parts of Abeokuta, Ogun capital.

The downpour, which started around 4pm. and stopped by 9pm, caused river channels in the capital city to overflow their banks resulting in loss of lives and sweeping away of several vehicles. Areas mostly affected by the incident include Iya Amolaso, Oke Lantoro, Lanfenwa, Totoro, Ijaye, Kuto and Kobiti areas of Abeokuta metropolis.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria, who moved around the affected areas, reported that residents were seen salvaging their personal effects from their homes while some were seen packing out of the affected areas.

It was gathered that three of the persons who were killed, was a food vendor and her two children, whose container shop was swept away by the flood around Kobiti Central Mosque area of Abeokuta.

An eyewitness told NAN that the food vendor, Halirat Akintobi and her two sons, were hiding inside the container when the downpour started and were later trapped in the shop. The three victims were, however, reported to have been buried in the morning in accordance with the Islamic rite.

Corpses of the two children were also reportedly recovered from Sokori River in Iya Amolaso area of Abeokuta. Somuyiwa Bisola, a shop owner at Amolaso area while narrating her ordeal, said that the flood destroyed her shop and swept away her goods worth N5million.

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