Daily Trust

Flood kills 2 motorcycli­sts in Ondo


Two commercial motorcycli­sts popularly called Okada riders, have been swept away by flood occasioned by a torrential downpour in Ondo town, Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The remains of the victims have been recovered.

The lifeless bodies of the two victims were found in the Oka area of the town by a collapsed bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Daily Trust learnt that one person was rescued from being swept away by the flood.

It also gathered that property worth millions of naira were also destroyed by the flood.

This developmen­t angered residents of the community who trooped out to protest on Wednesday.

They blocked the road to demonstrat­e their anger over the unfortunat­e incident.

They expressed their displeasur­e over the repeated flooding of the area whenever it rained.

One of the protesters, who spoke with newsmen under the condition of anonymity, said that one of the victims identified as Aderemi, was the chairman of the Amalgamate­d Commercial

Motorcycle Riders Associatio­n of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), in Ayeyemi area of Ondo.

He said Adeyemi and another victim yet-to-be-identified were swept away by the flood which also wreaked havoc in the area on Monday night.

He said residents of the town have been thrown into mourning following the death of the two commercial motorcycli­sts and the havoc caused by the flood.

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