The incident is reported to have occurred at Oyebanjo Street, Ketu at about 8pm.
two children were swept away by flood during the evening downpour which took place in some parts of Lagos.
According to eyewitnesses, passersby were taken unaware of the sudden disappearance and some sympathisers tried to render assistance but we’re taken aback.
Dr. Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, LASEMA Director-General, confirming the incident said:
“The Agency’s tiger team commenced a search and rescue operation along the path of the floodwater. Initial observations revealed a sloping topography with a direct channel of drain water into the canal. This has proven to be rather challenging to navigate,”
He urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution, particularly with young children, in flood-prone and low lying areas.