20180802

Mother, Daughter Killed In Deadly Flood

A flash flood has killed a mother and her daughter in a rice farm in the Ayamelu Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The deceased, whose name was given as Mrs Achebe, was said to have drowned alongside her daughter during a downpour.

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, during a condolence visit on Wednesday, presented N500,000 to the family.

He assured the members that the state government would be present during Achebe’s burial.

Obiano also visited the rice farm which irate villagers allegedly destroyed following the death of the woman and her daughter.

The governor appealed to the people to stop taking the law into their own hands in such circumstance.

He said, “You should report such matters to the appropriate authorities for prompt action.”

The governor also paid condolence visits to the families of late Mr Michael Ejimofor Okolie of Ubaru Village, Igbariam; and Late Mr Godwin Ezinwa of Achalla-uno, Nteje, who lost their loved ones to flood.

He assured them of government’s assistance in the burial of their loved ones.

The traditional ruler of Nteje, Igwe Rowland Odegbo, said Obiano was “running a responsive government.”