Residents of Lagos and Ogun State experience heavy rainfall on Friday and Saturday leading to flash floods in several areas. The heavy downpour cause a building situated at 48 Oritsha Street, Magodo Estate to collapse killing four people. Lagos State Emergency Rescue Unit workers said they rushed down of a scene of a fallen tanker that blocked a section of Lagos Ibadan expressway to help to rescue victims of the collapse building. An old mud bricks building also collapse in Ikorodu area during the heavy down pour. In Alimosho area of Lagos, residents report that floods swept an 11-year-old boy and his rescuer, simply identified as Wasiu away at Aboru close to Iyana-Ipaja on Saturday.The duo was swept away at a canal linking Aburo and Iyana-Ipaja on Ige Road.

Collapse Building at 48 Oritsha Street Magodo

Meanwhile Ogun State residents of Magboro areas of Olowofela, Oke Afa, and Kajola have lost their only access road due the over-flooding of Ogun River tributary at the Oke Afa gate area. The over-flooded river ran over the improvised bridge built by community effort rendering residents helpless. Some boat operators are taking advantaged of the situation to make money by offering boat rides across the water for a fare of between 50 and 150 naira.

The old building that fell in Ikorordu

Speaking with TNV some residents of the area complained that there has been no form of government presence in the area. The only access road to the community was built through self effort by the community. The community also installed electricity infrastructures without any government assistance. Schools found in the community are privately owned and there are no government owned health center.

The community is the the same neighborhood with several tax paying corporate citizens operating factory facilities among the are a logistics company, a national newspaper, an electricity cable manufacturer, a furniture company, a Chinese multiple industrial complex among others.