Teenager killed in Ogun flash floods, others injured


A 14-year-old kid has been declared killed, and two others have been injured, as a result of flash floods that devastated Sagamu town in Ogun State’s Sagamu Local Government Area on Tuesday after a downpour.

Ola Oresanya, the state Commissioner for Environment, made the announcement on Wednesday while conducting an on-the-spot assessment of the flood-affected districts.
Speaking on the state government’s plans, the commissioner stated that redesigning the state’s drainage master plan had become necessary, but he requested assistance from the federal government.

Given the aftermath of the occurrence, including lost and destroyed property, the tone in the impacted villages, including Awolowo Market and Makun, was gloomy. While the exact origin of this tragedy is unknown, uncontrolled dumping of garbage and residences constructed on rivers and canals have long resulted in obstructed drainage.

While commiserating with those affected, Oresanya addressed some of the short, medium, and long-term solutions, such as canal dredging and drainage desilting.

He also requested assistance from the federal government to address the ongoing issues.
With the return of the rainy season, behavioral modification among Ogun residents remains critical in order to prevent further tragedies.

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