Body Of Teenage Girl Swept Away By Flood Found At Surulere Canal, Buried ― LASEMA Confirms

The body of a 19-year-old teenage girl, Ayisat, who was swept away by flood on June 22 in Lagos State has been found at Onilegogoro canal in Surulere, Lagos State.

Confirming the report, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Director General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said the LASEMA Response Team (LRT) and community members searched for her body through the adjoining canals on June 22 to no avail.

He said the 19-year-old girl, was on June 22, reportedly swept away by a strong flood around 12 p.m. at Alapafuja axis, Surulere Low-Cost Housing Estate, following torrential rainfall in the state.

Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed that her dead body was later found at Onilegogoro canal in Surulere around 8:30 a.m, on June 23.

“She was buried by the community members beside the canal at Onilegogoro in Surulere,” he said.

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