The flood disaster ravaging parts of Anambra has claimed the life of a nine-year-old girl, Benedict Uzo in Amiyi, Ogbaru council area of the state.
Mr Arinze Awogu, Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Area told newsmen today that the drowned while fetching water with a bucket.
He said Benedict’s eleven-year-old elder sister who tried to rescue her almost lost her life too but was quickly rescued by neighbours. The flood situation in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State has continued to take a turn for the worst and Ogbaru has lost two persons since it started. The latest casualty is a nine-year-old Miss Uzo Benedict Onyebuchukwu, a primary three pupil of Light International School, Okoti. “The father of the victim, Mr. Izuchukwu Uzo said that his daughter was swept away by the flood as she attempted to fetch water with her bucket.” He said that the council would set up an emergency boss called for a proactive response team to effectively handle emergencies. The chairman urged people in flood prone areas to vacate their homes and move to safer areas or the Internally Displaced Persons camps.