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April 22, 2024

Rain wreaks havoc in Ogun

Rain wreaks havoc in Ogun

A downpour that lasted for over an hour and 20 minutes on Sunday destroyed several vehicles, electrical poles, and wires at Sango-Ota under bridge and Oju-Ore area of Ogun.

Mrs Busolami Tunwase, lead, media relations, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun state.

NAN reports that the heavy rain, which started around 11.30 a.m., destroyed several poles and wires around the Sango-Ota-Oju-Ore area and its environs.

According to IBEDC, no life was lost, but properties, estimated at over N100 million, especially vehicles, were destroyed by the heavy rain.

Tunwase said that IBEDC was aware of the development and had deployed its technical team to the area.

“We are appealing to the public to stay clear of every electrical pole, wire, and other electrical installation until we are able to clear everything off the road,” Tunwase said. (NAN)