One dead as heavy rains trigger flooding, landslides in Anambra State

​Three out of four passengers were rescued after their car was swept away by a flood in Anambra state.

The Anambra police command received a distress call on Wednesday, July 25, that a Peugeot 504 Saloon Car with four occupants was carried away by a flood following a heavy downpour along Nise road by city landmark hotel in Amawbia.

Following the report, Police patrol team attached to Central Police Station Awka responded to the scene, and with help from members of the community, three male occupants of the vehicle were rescued alive. Sadly, the fourth occupant, a young girl of about 13 was said to have died.

The identities of the three surviving victims have been revealed. They are Elder Ejike Anadebe (Driver), Ogu Ebuka, and Emmanuel Samuel. They are all members of Zion pillar church, Adabebe in Amawbia, Awka.

The body of 13-year-old Ebube Samuel was found inside the car after it was recovered. She was rushed to the hospital where she was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command, CP Garba Baba Umar has commiserated with the victims family on behalf of the State Command and urged other road users to take extra precautions to secure their lives first whenever they are faced with similar situation due to heavy downpour in the state.

2 thoughts on “One dead as heavy rains trigger flooding, landslides in Anambra State

  1. it’s a sad news to hear about…..the government should look into demolishing houses built in roads for a better construction
    my condolence to the family of the victims.


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