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Lucky Passengers Rescued Alive After Being Swept Away By Raging Flood (Photos)

The Anambra police command received a distress call that one milk coloured Peugeot 504 Saloon Car with four occupants was washed away by heavy downpour and submerged in a flood along Nise road by city landmark hotel in Amawbia two days ago.

Following the report, Police patrol team attached to Central Police Station Awka rushed to the scene on rescue operations and with the assistance of the community three male occupants were rescued alive.

Sadly, a girl of about thirteen years was said to have been taken away by the flood inside the car.

Preliminary investigation so far revealed the identities of the three surviving victims as follows,

1. Elder Ejike Anadebe male (Driver)
2. Ogu Ebuka male and,
3. Emmanuel Samuel 
all males of Zion Pillar Church, Adabebe in Amawbia, Awka.

The vehicle was recovered and one Ebube Samuel female aged thirteen years of the same address was found inside the car and 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 the State is experiencing of recent.