Flood Sacks Res­i­dents In Cross River

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - NEWS - From Tina Todo, Cal­abar

RE­centheavy down pour ex­pe­ri­enced in Cal­abar has be­come a treath to lives and prop­erty, as res­i­dents of Ikot Eka-edem have been forced out of their homes.

The rain, which started in the early hours of Thurs­day, brought down part of a build­ing where a fam­ily of seven ex­caped death.

Luck­ily, only a man pop­u­larly know as Eka-baby, had a mi­nor in­jury on his leg when the build­ing fell down as he was sleep­ing. The­guardian garthered that his wife and chil­dren spent the night at the mother in­law’s house in Cal­abar South when the in­ci­dent oc­curred.

One of the vic­tims, Mr. Udo Ak­pan lamented over his lost, as he blamed it on poor drainage chan­nels along the street.

He said the only channel for Wa­ter has been blocked with dirt since the be­gin­ning of the present ad­min­stra­tion.

Udo Ak­pan lamented, “I have been liv­ing here for over a decade now and I have never seen any­thing like we are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing this year.

“I think the main chan­nels which Wa­ter passes through are blocked dirt and this hap­pened be­cause the present gov­ern­ment is not tak­ing mea­sures to main­tain the chan­nels.

“I have lost my properties to Wa­ter. All my elec­tron­ics and doc­u­ments are dis­troyed “he cried.

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