TRAGIC: Man, 61 electrocuted in Lagos flood

The Lagos State Police Command, has revealed that a 61-year-old man died from electrocution during the flood incident on Wednesday.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police spokesperson, posted on his X handle on Thursday.

The incident happened at Orile-Iganmu on Wednesday amid the downpour that paralysed commercial activities and vehicular movement in parts of Lagos.

“During the rain yesterday in Orile-Iganmu, a 61-year old man, while wading through the floods, held on to a street light pole and sadly got electrocuted,” Hundeyin posted.

He urged the public to stay safe.

WESTERN POST reported how long hours of rain had caused roads and homes to become flooded as thousands of people were overwhelmed by the flood waters. Vehicles were also grounded on the roads, and in certain parts of the states, schools were closed.

A two-story structure in the Mushin neighbourhood of Lagos also collapsed.

Various parts of Lagos impacted by the floods include Agege, Ijegun-Isheri Osun, Iyana-Oworo, Lagos Island, Gbagada, Bojije, Epe, Sangotedo, Ibeju-Lekki, Awoyaya, Labora, Abijon and Eredo.

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