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News - South West - Ogun Updated: April 27, 2024

Ogun rainstorm: Over 30 persons injured, properties worth millions destroyed — NEMA

By Abdulrazak Muhammad
April 27, 2024
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The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA said over 30 persons have sustained various degrees of injuries while properties worth millions of Naira have been destroyed in a recent rainstorm disaster in Ogun State.

The agency carried out on-the-spot assessment of the affected community on Friday in collaboration with the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA.

During the assessment visit to the affected community, Sango-Ota of Ado-odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, the team recorded the destruction of residential buildings, shops, over 100 electric poles and a township hall.

The agency made this known in a statement on Saturday, adding that no life was lost in the rainstorm disaster. 

The statement partly reads: "The Joint assessment Team were received by Hon kamarudeen Aina who represented the Local Government Chairman. 

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"He had a brief with the team and thereafter, conveyed the team to the Palace of His Royal Highness Oba Prof Abdul Kabiru Adeyemi, the Obalanlege Olota of Ota.

"Fortunately, no life was lost, but over 30 persons sustained various degrees of injuries in the incident, the injured have been treated and discharged from the various Community health centers.

"The affected Community leaders commended the Federal and State Government for their timely response and appealed for support to cushion the effect of the disaster."

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