Three siblings and four adults were killed during a two-day downpour in Lagos State.
This declaration was made in a statement on Wednesday by Ibrahim Farinloye, the South West Zonal Coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Eight lives were reportedly saved, according to Farinloye, during the post-emergency period that followed the torrential rains on July 8 and 9.The floods that were experienced over the two days of uninterrupted rain, he said, "have revealed that approximately that seven victims — three children of the same parent and four adults — died as a result."
Due to the flooding that happened over the two days of nonstop rain, about eight lives were saved.
He said that the Mercy of Christ Apostolic Church, which met in a half finished structure, was home to the three deceased siblings.
Michael, 18, Elizabeth, 17, and Timi, 14, all fatalities, were carried off as they went from their chamber to the main church structure.
The smallest and most asthmatic child, Timi, is said to have slipped while attempting to mount the plank connecting their chamber to the church building and was swept away by the river.
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