Delta State in Nigeria is currently facing the aftermath of a severe rainstorm that has claimed six lives and caused serious damage in the area. The windstorm and rainstorm were recorded in the Oko Community of Oshimili South Local Government Area. The tragedy occurred when a building collapsed due to the heavy rain and wind, killing six people and injuring several others. One person remains in critical condition and is currently receiving treatment at the Asaba Specialist Hospital. Meanwhile, five others are stable after sustaining various injuries.
In another unfortunate event, a 10-year-old boy was swept away in the Okotomi area of Okpanam Community in Oshimili North Local Government Area. Charles Aniagwu, the State Commissioner for Information, confirmed this news and disclosed that five others sustained various degrees of injuries and were also receiving treatment at the hospital. Aniagwu expressed his condolences, saying, “It is something that is quite disturbing and unfortunate. It is our prayer that God will grant the deceased eternal rest, even as we pray to God to comfort the bereaved families and grant them the fortitude to bear their loss.”
The state government is coordinating rescue efforts to recover the boy and provide aid to those who were injured. The situation is under control, and residents are urged to exercise caution during this difficult time. The government is also appealing to residents to be patient as efforts are ongoing to evacuate a petrol tanker that fell on Udu Bridge. The prompt evacuation of the tanker will ensure the free flow of traffic in the area.
Furthermore, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has approved the constitution of an inauguration committee to oversee a smooth transition to the next administration in the state. The committee will ensure that the incoming administration is well-prepared to take over the affairs of the state without any hindrances. The committee is expected to work closely with the outgoing administration to ensure a seamless transition process.
In conclusion, this unfortunate event has caused immense devastation in the area. The state government is working hard to coordinate rescue efforts and provide aid to those affected by the rainstorm. Residents are urged to exercise caution and stay safe during this difficult time. Keywords: Delta State, Nigeria, rainstorm, windstorm, building collapse, death, injury, rescue efforts, evacuation, smooth transition, inauguration committee.