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Flood Takes Over In Ibadan, houses, roads And Valuables Properties

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Eight buildings, vehicles, motorcycles and household items were among properties swept away yesterday during a six-hour downpour in Ibadan , the Oyo State capital.

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The incident brought back the memory of the August 26, 2011 flood disaster.

Several parts of the city were submerged.

Though no lives were lost, the flood destroyed valuables as the torrential, which poured from 3 a.m to 8.45 a.m, lasted.

The state government, in anticipation of a flood disaster, spent millions of naira to dredge rivers and streams.

But the water channels overflowed their banks yesterday.

The Ogunpa River channels, dredged in the 1980s during the administration of the late Chief Bola Ige after the Ogunpa flood disaster, spilled over before the rain subsided.

A Celestial Church of Christ at Orogun and the University of Ibadan (UI) axis of the city were submerged.

One person was trapped in the deluge but was rescued by the residents and men of the state fire service.

Scores of residents in the affected areas wore sad faces over the loss of their belongings.

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