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NEWS UPDATE: Flood sweeps away 60-year-old trader in Akwa Ibom

NEWS UPDATE: Flood sweeps away 60-year-old trader in Akwa Ibom

A rainstorm, on Wednesday, swept away a 60-year-old petty trader in Nkemba Street Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, and drowned her in an open drain.

DAILY POST had actually reported that the rainstorm likewise ruined a church and its homes.

A citizen of the area, Anietie Sam, who told the event to newsmen on Friday, stated the victim while returning from the marketplace in the rain at about 4:30 pm was swept away by the flood.

He included that efforts to save her were abortive as the storm pressed her quick to an open hole that connected the underground drain center where she drowned.

” Really we made efforts to save the lady however it was hard due to the fact that she was swept away frantically by the flood to an open hole connecting the underground drain center,” he stated.

He regreted that about 3 years earlier, authorities of the state waste management and epa had actually opened the pieces to get rid of sewage and clear the drains pipes, however stopped working to cover it back.

On the other hand, the youths of the area, who opposed the death of the lady, gotten in touch with the state federal government to recuperate her remains and compensate the household in addition to offer her a befitting burial.

Speaking on behalf of the youths, Associate Effiong Asuquo blamed the Ministry of Environment and Solid Minerals for what he referred to as a “absence of genuine dedication to environmental management”.

Nevertheless, the Commissioner for Environment and Solid Mineral, Sir Charles Udoh, revealed a deep sense of unhappiness over the event and appealed for calm as frenzied efforts were on to recover the remains for burial.

” I am on the area of the event today to discover the dead body. So, I have actually bought for devices to come. We require to break the pieces and the seamless gutters so we can pull them to discover the dead body.

” After that, I will do a proposition to the guv on how to avoid future event”, he guaranteed.

Flood sweeps away 60-year-old trader in Akwa Ibom


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