Four drown in Delta flood
The residents of Omeligboma camp in Oko community, Oshimili South Local Government Area, Delta State, has cried out over the drowning of four persons who were trying to escape from the area to avoid being drowned by the ravaging flood in Delta State.
A reliable source said the boat in which the yet to be identified victims were fleeing from trapped settlement to higher grounds, suddenly capsized in the middle of the River, he further said the Captain of the ill-fated boat was the only survivor of the mishap.
According to the source, the camp had earlier been deserted following repeated warnings by government officials that those in flood-prone areas should move to higher plains to avoid being trapped by the ravaging flood around the danger areas.
While others left earlier, the source said the victims were among those who stayed behind, hoping for divine intervention to come till the flood assumed unbearable levels prompting them to attempt fleeing with the boat but unfortunately these 4 persons lost their lives in the mishap.
At the time of filing this report, the bodies of these victims were yet to be recovered, although local divers were said to have intensified search for their dead bodies.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News