Olunlade Area in Ilorin wrecked by flood after heavy downpour

By Ibraheem Solaudeen.

Residents of Olunlade Area in Ilorin are counting their losses after heavy rainfall wrecked properties worth millions of naira in the area yesterday.

Buildings, cars and shops were not spared by the three hour downpour which according to residents, started around 4:00 p.m yesterday.

One of the victims, Femi Olaoye, while speaking to newsmen, today, lamented that his bedroom had now turned to a swimming pool.

“I was bitter and sad as there is nothing I could do to stop the flood from entering my house. It was only me and my two children at home. I wept bitterly to witness such a terrible occurrence.

“All my electronics were damaged beyond repair. Even the bedroom has turned to a swimming pool. I am confused,” he said.

Another victim of the wreckage, Mrs Ronke, a shop owner, decried the nightmarish rainfall which damaged the provisions in her shop.

“It is a total loss for me as there is nothing left for sale. All the cartons of biscuit, noodles, sweets and soaps were damaged by the flood.

“Some were on the bare floor in my shop and that made it easy for them to be destroyed beyond retrieval,” she said.

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