Rain wreaks havoc in Edo communities

The rain blew away rooftops in some communities in Edo state.

Several buildings in the Owan East and West Local Government Areas of Edo on Friday had their roofs blown off, following a heavy rainstorm.

The rain, which lasted for about an hour, also destroyed some electricity poles.

The areas worst hit by the rainstorm is the Uakhimi Community in Owan East, where most houses in the area had their roofs blown off.

While few houses in Sabongidda-Ora were affected by the rainstorm, the entire council area, however, had been in darkness as electricity poles were destroyed by the rainstorm.

Some residents said the rainfall took them by surprise. They appealed for assistance from relevant government authorities.

One of the residents of the community, Ifejeh Ojei, said “we had just finished dinner and were relaxing outside when the rain started.

“You can see for yourself what happened but I am only thankful to God that no life was lost. Not only was my roof blown off but my property was affected by the sad incident.”

Another resident, Mohammed Aliu, said, “We really need government to come to our aid at this critical moment in our lives”.

Effort to speak with officials of the council proved abortive.


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