Flood Kills Nine-Year-Old Girl In Anambra STATE
A nine-year-old girl identified as Benedict Uzo has been killed by the flood disaster in Amiyi, Ogbaru council of Anambra State.
The Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Area, Mr Arinze Awogu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that the deceased drowned while fetching water with a bucket.
He said, ‘’Benedict’s 11-year-old elder sister who tried to rescue her almost lost her life too but was quickly rescued by neighbours.
“The flood situation in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State has continued to take a turn for the worst and Ogbaru has lost two persons since it started.
‘’The latest casualty is a nine-year-old Miss Uzo Benedict Onyebuchukwu, a primary 3 pupil of Light International School, Okoti.
“The father of the victim, Mr. Izuchukwu Uzo told me that his daughter was swept away by the flood as she attempted to fetch water with her bucket.”
The chairman urged residents staying around areas prone to flood to move to safer areas or the Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDPC).
He said, “We need better equipped hospital to enable us manage this emergency.
“It is a sad moment for us, we assure the family of our solidarity and support in this time of grief.
”I promise to inform His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano about the loss.”
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