Heavy downpour; One person drowns as flood takes over popular estate
There was pandemonium in Abuja when a heavy downpour, which started as early as 6am left the popular Trademore estate submerged.
The Nation reported that property worth millions were damaged and destroyed during the flood with residents scampering to safety.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed to the newspaper that a Peugeot 406 driver with a registration no. YLA 681 FS was drowned in the flood while four other persons were rescued.
Trademore estate has suffered devastating effects of flood over the years but residents heaved a sigh of relief during the 2022 rainy season when they were not affected.
He blamed the incident on the promoters of an estate in the area who channeled water towards their area.
Omole said: “It rained heavily this morning and before we knew it, houses were flooded. A man who came to buy drugs from the pharmacy here stayed inside his car for the rain to subside. The car later got submerged. But thank God the man got out of the car.
“I am trying to salvage my belongings. The flood was caused by an estate promoter who channeled its water towards our side. If something is not done quickly to address this, what has happened would be a tip of the iceberg.”.