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Three persons killed as flood ravage popular housing estate in Abuja

By Lubem Gena, Abuja

No fewer than three persons have died as flood, on Sunday, ravaged Trademore, a popular housing estate in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city.

Several media houses reports indicate that the Director-General of the FCT Emergency Management Agency, Mr Abbas Idris confirmed the incident even as residents of the area explained that the casualty figures is been played down.

During the period too, several cars were also swept away by the flood following the torrential rainfall.

News Headquarter reports that, the estate suffered a similar fate during the last year’s rainy season when one person died in similar circumstances.

The Chairman of the Trademore Estate Association, Adewale Osinaike, said as of 2 p.m. on Monday, they could not ascertain the identities of all the three casualties while speaking a section o the media.

According to him, the third body evacuated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) around 10 a.m. was that of a male who came to buy medicine in the estate.

The third victim was discovered by the residents, he added.

“Three so far. The one we just took out from the vehicle came to buy drugs. He sat in his car hoping that the water level would subside but the water eventually just took him and his new Land Rover. It took the vehicle above the road, above the bridge into the channel. To take him out, it takes a lot of breaking the car, FERMA, NEMA couldn’t do anything. They were all there. It was the ‘Aboki’ boys that eventually succeeded,” he narrated.

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