From Osakhare Erese, Asaba
Tragedy struck Wednesday evening in Alifikede community, Agbor axis of Delta State, when a 10 year old boy identified as Kenneth Igbenoba who was allegedly swept into the drainage, following a heavy rainfall, was found dead.
It was gathered that the heavy rainfall on the fateful day, destroyed several houses within the community, apart from the unfortunate killing of the 10-year old boy.
An eye witness, Mercy Okoh who spoke to our reporter said: “the victim was playing inside the flood occasioned by the rainfall, and after the rain, we did not see him again, we started searching until his body was found inside the drainage system, he was already dead after he drank too much water.”
Also speaking, the father of the victim, Mr. Peter Igbenoba said: “the incident was very unfortunately, we were inside the parlour, and we did not know our son was inside the rain playing, only for us to be looking for him and found his corpse inside drainage system.”
Meanwhile, the Area Council Chairman, Mr. Victor Ebonka who sympathized with the victim’s parents, however stressed the need for parents to always monitor their children properly, especially during the rainy reason, adding: “the rainy season will bring about erosion, every parents must ensure their children are not inside the rain, get hold of them to avoid disaster.”
As at the time of filling this report, the parents were yet to recover from the shock as they cry profusely and regretting while such calamity befall them.