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Published On: Fri, Jun 26th, 2020

Rainy season: How flood claimed 35yr-old man at Lokogoma

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By Stanley Onyekwere

The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recovered the body of a 35-year-old Mr. James Odeh, from a flooded river along Dogon-gada Area, near Efab Housing Estate, Lokogoma District.
Also, a Toyota Corola 2010 model belonging to the victim was also retrieved from the flooded river.
According to the FEMA search and rescue team, the victim was attempting to drive through the flooded water in the company of one Mr. Nsendoo Uketar, aged 20 years who was rescued alive.
Making this disclosure, FEMA’s Director General, Alh. Idriss Abbas advised residents to stay away from flooded water and avoid driving around flooded sites.
While sympathising with the family of the victim, Idriss assured residents that all hands will continue to be on deck to ensure that traits to lives and properties occasioned by flood are reduced to the bearest minimum in the FCT.
The FEMA boss noted that “Most people underestimate the strength of water and the danger it poses”
He therefore urged FCT residents to adopt attitudinal change as key to fighting disaster to the nearest minimum in the Territory.
He equally charged residents to always clear their gutters, sewer lines and water lines to ensure free flow of rain water.

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