Two persons have been swept away by flood occassioned by torrential rainfall at the Iyana Ipaja and Command areas of Lagos State.
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye said a man simply identified as Alfa was swept away as a result of heavy down that have caused heavy flooding that took over the whole communities of Ajayi Street, Olubodun Ifesowapo, Olubodun, Fafunwa, Ipaja West and TiOluwani in Alimosho LGA.
NEMA said the deceased was said to have initially escaped with his wife and four children but later returned to his house to pick some items and in the process, he was swept off.
However, two other with him escaped with the help of the community members.
The family of Alfa had been evacuated to a relative residence.
While another adult man was said to have missed his steps on the Command bridge6 and fell on the running water. Before help Could reach him, he had been carried away.