Body of Surulere flood victim found, buried

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says it has found the remains of 19-year-old Aishat from the Onilegogoro canal in Surulere area of the state.

Aishat was swept away by flood on Monday after falling into the canal during the heavy downpour.

LASEMA Director-General, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the victim’s remains were recovered around 8.30am on Tuesday.

He added that she was buried around the canal where she was recovered.

“Around 12:30pm on Monday 22, 2020, a 19-year-old teenage girl, Aishat, was swept away by the flood which submerged the canal along Alapafuja close linking bank Olemoh in Surulere as a result of persistent rainfall,” he said.

“However, LASEMA Response Team and community members searched for her body through the adjoining canals but to no avail.

“Furthermore, her dead body was later found at Onilegogoro canal in Surulere around 8:30am on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, and was buried by the community members beside the canal.”