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Flood submerges schools, communities in Imo

By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRI — Schools and communities in Imo State have been submerged by flood following what some respondents termed as three days of torrential rain in their areas.

Commuters now pass through the stretch between Akabo andUzoagba to Owu Amakohia, all in Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state, with extreme difficulty as flood has taken over the road.

The story is not different for people living in Oforola, Owerri West Local Government Area, as residents told Vanguard that  they were tired of complaining to people who are not interested in their plight.

“The road from Avu to Oforola is ordinarily bad, even during the dry season. The matter worsened with the advent of the rain. Honestly, we are tired of complaining to people, who are definitely not interested in ameliorating our sorry situation,” a passenger, who simply identified herself as Augustina, said.

Vanguard noticed that the driver of a fully loaded commuter bus was forced to offload its passengers at a muddy spot to scale through the deep, muddy hurdle.

The pupils and teachers of Orji Town Primary School in Owerri North Local Government Area told Vanguard that they have been praying for God’s intervention over their predicament.

Little Onyinyechi said she has been praying for the long vacation to come, so that they will escape from the flood that took over their school compound.



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