Rainstorm destroys school, several houses in Lagos

A heavy rainstorm has destroyed several buildings in Lagos State, including school, church, and several houses.

It was learnt that the rainstorm that occurred on Sunday night also displaced many people at Iragon community, in Badagry Central Local Government Area.

Though no lives were lost in the incident, a Commissioner of the Lagos State Civil Service Commission, Suru Avoseh, said “the incident left over 100 buildings affected, with over 150 people devastated.”

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency said the rainstorm caused severe damages to several buildings such as a school, a church, a community town hall, and several residential buildings.

Director-General of LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke–Osanyintolu, said the agency would be conducting a comprehensive enumeration of the affected community on Tuesday.

He said, “The heavy downpour of Sunday, May 24th 2020 has caused considerable damage to at least 30 households in the Iragon-Iragbo Communities within Badagry.

“A number of homes have totally or partially collapsed, while others had their roofs blown off by the heavy winds.

“We can confirm for example that the prototype school in the community, St Patrick’s Primary school has suffered extensive damage.

“We have dispatched a team to conduct an enumeration of damaged properties and displaced persons particularly elderly, women, and children within the locality. Updates will follow in due course”.

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