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Lagos, Ogun border residents Cry out for help over flood

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Many communities in Lagos State  have cried out for help over by heavy flood, leaving many residents trapped in their homes.

The Herald gathered that the rainfall, which began  as early as 2 am, Sunday, October 20, lasted for several hours into the evening leaving most parts of the state flooded with attendant traffic gridlock on the roads.

A resident of Discovery Estate, Riverview Wing of Opic, Isheri, Lagos-Ogun States border, Adegbola Babatunde, lamented over the inability of his family to move out of their homes which was heavily flooded due to the release of Ogun Dam which has taken over the entire house.

Babatunde said: “The Dam release from Ogun Dam has taken over the entire Discovery Estate.

“And the MTR Estate which has a motorable road has refused to open their gates to the people living in the environment to pass through.

“Please, help us appeal to the Ogun State government to open MTR to us so we can evacuate our families out of here.”

Other areas which witnessed heavy flooding, included: Ikeja, Agege, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ikotun-Isolo Road, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Lagos Island, among others

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