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Three persons rescued by emergency responders in Lagos flood



Three people have been saved by emergency personnel from a Lexus Jeep that was swept away by a severe flood in the Agege neighborhood of Oyatoki, Lagos State.

This information may be found in a statement released on Saturday in Lagos and signed by Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, the Zonal Coordinator for the South-West of the National Emergency Management Agency.

According to Farinloye, the event included two vehicles: a Toyota with three people and a Lexus Jeep with three.

He claims that the six people were reportedly carried away when nearby rains spilled an unfinished canal.

“The residents reportedly warned the people in the vehicles to desist from passing through the road but they were adamant, but drove through, and they were swept away,

“One of the people in the Toyota refused, dropped down from the vehicle, the other two drove and they are the only ones missing presently.
“All together, three rescued alive, one jumped out to safety, while the remaining two are missing,” he said.

The Lagos State Fire Service, NEMA, LASEMA, the Police, and additional community responders were among the emergency responders on the scene, according to Farinloye.

“Search and rescue operations are ongoing in search of the other two persons.

“The community members were mobilised due to the fact that they know the terrain of the canal and successfully rescued the four persons,” he added.

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