By Demola Akinyemi
ILORIN—Tragedy struck, yesterday morning in Ilorin, when a Pastor who was a volunteer member of his Community Development Association, was drowned in a flood while creating pathway for the water’s free flow in front of his house.
The over 10-hour rain in the state capital started about midnight lasting till about 11am, yesterday
The deceased, according to residents in Kilanko area of the state capital, where the incident happened, used to create water channels whenever there was such heavy rain.
Vanguard reliably gathered that the Pastor whose name was yet to be ascertained at press time, was going about his past time when he slipped and fell into the gutter and the flood carried him away. Unfortunately, there was nobody to rescue him.
It was when the rains subsided some 30 minutes later that the residents discovered that the pastor was missing.
A search party was quickly set up which later found him dead inside a gully, about 500 metres from his house.
Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident.
He said his remains had been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH, morgue.