Panic As Flood Take Over Lagos Community
Danger looms as flash floods on Sunday take over some part of Egbeda, Akowonjo and Ekoro Junction, forcing many residents to vacate their houses. Emergency workers said the flood also overran part of Agege-Iju Road.
The coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, in a WhatsApp message, said there was heavy rain on Sunday. Farinloye said that the rain started around 1.20 pm and was followed by flash flooding and that it affected many buildings.
He said the flood disrupted activities in the community and some other nearby communities.
We are using this opportunity to caution all motorists and other road users to exercise caution because the heavy wind that followed the rain felled electricity poles in Ekoro Junction, Ajisebiara-Mecca, Akowonjo and Egbeda.
“The electricity distribution company had been informed.
“The floods grounded about 25 cars, whose owners were advised to park them,” he said.
He said no life was lost, as officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) have been deployed to enhance effective traffic control.
“The flash flood overflowed the banks of the canal and entered into residential houses,” he added.
Source: Daily Trust
4 dead, 11-year-old girl injured after plane crash on an island in Lake Michigan
An 11-year-old girl is the only survivor of a plane crash Saturday on an island in Lake Michigan that killed four people.
The plane went down at an airport on Beaver Island, located west of Mackinaw City, according to the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office.
The identities of the people on the plane weren’t immediately released. Friends and family who spoke to The Petoskey News-Review, part of the USA TODAY Network, reported that an 11-year-old girl survived.
Lt. William Church of the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News on Sunday that the child remained in the hospital but he did not have updated information on her condition.
U.S. Coast Guard officials in Charlevoix confirmed the twin-engine Britten-Norman commuter plane crashed on Beaver Island on Saturday afternoon. A Coast Guard helicopter was conducting training when it received the emergency transmission, and it airlifted two people, one adult male and an 11-year-old girl, to a hospital.
Source: USA TODAY
Wife Stabs Husband To Death After Catching Her With Another Man In Edo
A man identified as Abdulateef has been allegedly stabbed to death by his wife after he caught her with another man in their matrimonial home. It was gathered that the incident happened around 3am on Sunday in Jattu, Etsako West Local Government of Edo State.
It was gathered that the woman stabbed the deceased when he came home at about 3am and met her with another man in their bedroom. A source said, “The man was living with two wives in his house, but had to rent an apartment for his first wife in a different location to allow peace to reign while staying with the junior one in his house.”
He said the deceased visits the first wife and spends the night there but there has been a rumour that another man visits his second wife every night when he is not at home. He said the deceased came home that night from his first wife’s rented apartment, only to meet a man with his junior wife in their bedroom.
According to him, the deceased allegedly got hold of the visitor and in the process, the woman stabbed him twice on his stomach apparently to pave way for the alleged lover’s escape and make it look like a robbery attack.
He said the deceased died as a result of the injury, adding that the quick arrival of the police saved the suspect from being killed by a mob.
He said the suspect has been arrested by the police.
Efforts to get a response from the state’s police command’s Public Relations Officer to respond were unsuccessful as calls and text messages to his phone were not answered and replied to respectively.
Source: Daily Trust