Family of Six killed as flood causes more havoc in Anambra


Nzam community in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State have witnessed a serious tragedy following the death of a family of six in the floods that besieged the area.

Sources told the Sun that the deceased who had earlier prepared to leave their home to a safer place could not make it out on time as they were overtaken by the floodwater which swept them away.

Some youths were seen bringing out dead bodies and lining them up in an upland area of the town as seen in a trending video circulating online.

News Express recalls the reported missing of a boat carrying over 40 people. It was reported that the boat capsized in Umunankwo community, Ogbaru LGA.

A man was also said to have drowned in his sleep when his house was submerged in the same LGA.

A three-storey building belonging to Madonna Catholic Parish in the Iyiowa area of Odekpe in the same LGA collapsed in the early hours of last Sunday due to the impact of flood.

Former President General of Umuzu community for the LGA, Chukwudum Ndedigwe, told the platform that no life was lost in the incident.

He said that the flooding which has been ravaging many communities in that LGA also affected the church building but that only a security man who was around the three-storey building sustained injuries and had since been rushed to the hospital.