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3 rescued, 1 dead as flood swept car away following a heavy downpour in Amawbia, Anambra state


Three out of four passengers were rescued after the car they were in was swept away by a flood in Anambra state.

The Anambra police command received a distress call on Wednesday, July 25, that a Peugeot 504 Saloon Car with four occupants was carried away by a flood following a heavy downpour along Nise road by city landmark hotel in Amawbia, Anambra state.

The Police patrol team attached to Central Police Station Awka quickly responded to the scene, and with help from members of the community, three male occupants of the vehicle were rescued alive. Sadly, the fourth occupant, a young girl of about 13 was said to have died.

The identities of the three people that survived flood are Elder Ejike Anadebe (Driver), Ogu Ebuka, and Emmanuel Samuel. They are all members of Zion pillar church, Adabebe in Amawbia, Awka.

The body of 13-year-old Ebube Samuel was found inside the car after it was recovered. She  was rushed to the hospital where she was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command, CP Garba Baba Umar has commiserated with the victims family on behalf of the State Command and urged other road users to take extra precautions to secure their lives first whenever they are faced with similar situation due to heavy downpour in the state.


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