It has been reported that over ten persons have perished in the flood that has ravaged Ahoada West, Ahoada East and Onelga local government areas of Rivers state. It was disclosed that aside the human lives that have been lost, lots of properties and animals have also been destroyed by the ravaging flood.
According to the residents who are calling on the government to help them, schools have been closed down, farms flooded, agricultural activities have been on standstill as the flood continues to wreck havoc in the areas. Pictured are huge pythons that were trapped and later caught in the flood yesterday in Obagi community in Ogba Egbema Ndoni local government area Rivers state Nigeria.
Meanwhile, two villagers who hurried to their farms in Rivers State to harvest cassava due to the threatening flood – regrettably drowned. Chairman of Ahoada West Local Government Area, AWELGA, Mr Hope Ikiriko, said: “The report I got is that two people have drowned in the flood. The report has it that the people went to harvest their premature cassava when flood caught up with them and they could not be rescued.”