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Rainstorm wreaks havoc in Ekiti

03 July 2012, 10:32

Ekiti - A rain storm  in the early hours of  Monday wreaked havoc in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti  State capital.

The down pour, which caught many residents unaware, blew away the roofs  of many houses in the affected areas.

A visit to  some  parts of the state capital indicated  that most hit  were  Fajuyi extension, Opopogbooro, Bawa, Temidire, Adebayo as well as Adeun.

The downpour, which  began in some areas at about  7:25p.m on Sunday evening,  continued  into the  early hours of  Monday in many  areas.

Also affected were walls of some houses which pulled down as well as some major and intra-township roads within the city which were completely blocked by the huge volume of water.

Some residents of  Iworoko Road close to the  Ekiti State University  and  Ayeni Garage said that the incessant flooding was due to poor  drainage facilities in the area.

Two of the residents, Mrs Oluwatoyo Jinadu and Mr Kolawole Raphael,  said the impact  of damage  in the area  was  devastating.

They called  on the state government to come to the aid of victims.

The Chairman of the state Waste Management Authority, Adebayo Morakinyo, attributed the  flooding  to indiscriminate dumping of refuse in on unauthorised places.

He advised residents to shun unhygienic practices and dispose their refuse in designated areas to check flooding.



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