Rainstorm Wreaks Havoc in Osun

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Property worth millions of Naira has been destroyed by rainstorm in different parts of Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

The affected areas visited by our correspondent are, Oke-Baale, Gbonmi, Isale-Osun, Kelebe, Ofatedo, Igbona, Oke Onitea among others.

The rain, which started about ten minutes past seven o’clock on Wednesday and lasted about two hours, pulled down electric poles, block fences and blew off many roofs.

Although, there was no report of human casualty as at the time of filling this report, traffic was obstructed by electric poles, which fell across the Kajola street, Balogun-Oke Bale,

Many residents were seeing parking out of their buildings, which had been blown off by the rainstorm.

The head of Kajola community, whose house was affected by the storm, Chief Tiamiyu Ibraheem, said it was an unfortunate experience for the residents of the area.

Chief Ibraheem said though, no case of casualty was recorded, he had personally lost close to one million naira worth of property to the incident.

At Kelebe area, the rainstorm also wrecked havoc and, no fewer than 40 houses were blown off including churches.

Speaking, Pastor Oshunsina Abel, the owner of the church and Imam Imogbemi called on the state government and other stakeholders to come to their aid.

Confirming the incident, General Manager, Osun State Emergency Management Agency OSEMA, Mr Oluyemi Olanrewaju said the agency had directed the affected people to come forward to make official complaint for necessary action.

He assured them of government intervention within a short period of time, urging residents to always check the conditions of their roofs so as to avert the future re-occurrence.

Adenitan Akinola



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