Two yet-to-be-identified children have been swept away by a flood, following heavy rains, yesterday, at Oyebanjo Street in the Ketu area of Lagos.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has said that a search operation is ongoing to find the missing children.
According to LASEMA’s Director-General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the children were discovered missing around 8pm 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.”
He urged members to “exercise extreme caution, particularly with young children, in flood-prone and low lying areas”.Follow us on social media