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PHOTOS: Houses submerged as flood ravages Lagos communities

PHOTOS: Houses submerged as flood ravages Lagos communities
September 16
17:57 2023

An early morning rainfall in Lagos on Saturday has left many communities in the commercial city flooded with houses submerged and properties damaged.

The flood that followed the rainfall took residents by surprise and kept them indoors in a pool of water.

The areas most affected include Satellite Town; Oko-baba in Agege; Egbede; Ikotun; Ajegunle; and Ojo.

As the floods continue to sweep through streets and houses, residents have called on the Lagos government for help.


Bunmi Aduloju, a resident of Satellite Town, who spoke to TheCable, said the flood entered her family’s living room, adding that she has never experienced such.

“The heavy downpour started at about past 6 a.m. The intensity of the rain didn’t reduce until past 9 a.m.,” Bunmi recounted.

“It seemed like a joke at first when the compound was waterlogged. I thought it wouldn’t go past the compound.


“But, it flowed into the living room for the first time in the over 10 years that I have lived on the street. We had to use small buckets to drain the water. I panicked.”

While thanking God that the flood did not destroy any of the family’s valuables, Bunmi said other residents were not so lucky.

“Some residents on my street didn’t have it easy. One told me of how her two young daughters had to stand on her cushion chairs for hours as she watched her gadgets and other valuables float in the water,” she added.

Lagos was among the states predicted to experience heavy rainfall and thunderstorms by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet).


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This story is published in partnership with Report for the World, a global service program that supports local public interest journalism.


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