No fewer than 50 homes had their roofs blown off following a torrential rainstorm in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Native Authorities Space of Kwara State on Wednesday evening.

The rainfall, which first began on a peaceable be aware round 7pm, lasted for about three hours.

It was later accompanied by heavy storm destroying roof tops, uprooting tree branches and damaging electrical energy poles and cables within the course of.

Among the homes affected are these positioned alongside Taiwo street, Agan-Oru market and Okore, Ile-Nla Space within the city.

Two aged individuals had been stated to have been injured by falling roofing sheets and planks in the course of the rainfall and had been instantly rushed to a close-by personal hospital for remedy.

A correspondent of the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN), who went spherical to watch the event on Thursday, experiences that among the victims had been seen salvaging their property from the affected homes.

Different victims had already employed the companies of carpenters to take away the broken roofing sheets and planks in readiness for correct renovation.

Among the buildings additionally had their partitions cracked or pulled down following the influence of the storm.

Mr Abiodun Ogun, the Bussiness Supervisor, Ibadan Electrical energy Distribution Firm (IBEDC), Omu-Aran Bussiness Hub, whereas reacting, stated his males had swung into motion with a view to restore the affected poles and cables.

“My males from the Fault Detection and Restore Part are already on the sector and it’s hoped that electrical energy provide will probably be restored very quickly.

“We’re subsequently interesting to our teeming clients for his or her understanding on this circumstance,’’ he stated.

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Mr Adelodun Adewale, a sufferer of the rainstorm, stated that it was a divine intervention that his household escaped the influence of the falling roofing sheets and planks by whiskers.

“We had already retired to the bed room when the rain first began usually

“After about two hours, the storm began and we determined to depart for the interior room and never fairly 5 minutes later, the roof the constructing was blown off.

“However we thank God that everybody in the home escaped unharmed.

“Our attraction is to ask for help from all tiers of presidency, spirited teams and rich people so as alleviate our struggling,’’ he stated.

Mr Muyiwa Oladipo, the Chairman of Irepodun Native Authorities Space, throughout an on-the-spot evaluation of the event, praised God that no life was misplaced in the course of the incident.

He commiserated with victims and promised to contact the related state authorities businesses for potential help.


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