Following a heavy downpour on Tuesday night, floods ravaged Osogbo town, the Osun State capital, killing three persons.
According to Niger Delta Connect News, the deceased were from the Oke-Onitea and Okejetu areas and drowned while attempting to cross the flood.
One of the victims was said to be a motorcycle rider on the Oke-Onitea road, while another unidentified man was swept away.
Another house owner died in the flood in Awesin, according to a resident, Olawuyi Adeleke.
It was also discovered that approximately 25 meters of the perimeter fence of the Osun Government House had collapsed.
The flood also affected the Ibu-Amon bridge, Jetu stream, Oke-Onitea stream, Rasco area via Old Garage, Oke Baale, Powerline, Testing ground, Obate, and Awesin in Erin-Osun.
Vehicle traffic was diverted from Lamco junction to Oke-Fai en route to the Government House so that a temporary perimeter fence could be built. While the rail track at Powerline was in jeopardy due to flooding, which eroded all of the sand beneath the tracks, leaving only the iron suspended in the air.
Daniel Adigun, spokesperson for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Osun Command, confirmed that a man drowned at Oke-Onitea and a woman died in the Okejetu area.
He asserted that the bodies were discovered on the spot.
Mrs. Funke Egbemonde, the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, stated that the government has activated its emergency response system, which includes disaster management stakeholders such as environmental management officers, health workers, and security agencies, to respond to the incident as quickly as possible