Flood following a heavy rainfall on Thursday in Asaba, Delta state has killed a school girl on her way home.
Eyewitness, Joan Osakwe said the victim identified as Chiwendu Rosemary fell into deep flood water on her way home around Redeem Church Okpanam community, and was swept through to Kabana hotel junction where she died.
But the Police Public Relations officer in the state, DSP Onovuwakpoyeya Onome who confirmed the incident said the victim died on the spot after she fell into the water and was consumed helplessly.
“The victim, a JSS3 student was on her way home after her examination when she fell into the deep flood water and was swept through Redeem Church on Okpanam road to Kabana hotel Junction where she died,” DSP Onovuwakpoyeya said.
Investigation revealed that Okpanam road and its environs, parts of Asaba have been facing serious erosion menace with several houses and vehicles destroyed since the coming of the rains in the last few weeks.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in sympathising with the family of the victim, assured Deltans of urgent solutions to the erosion and flood menace in the state as the ongoing drinage projects when completed would addressed the problems.