Two children identified as Igulapelewe Inuesokan and Justinah Seiwei, have been reportedly swept away by flood in Ajapa, Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
According to Guardian, the incident happened after several hours of torrential rainfall in the community.
Sources told the daily that the children of different parents went missing when their parents went through canoe to find the means of preventing their floating house.
Speaking with the daily, the Iginabou of Ajapa community, High Chief Godwin Akpo, said:
He said: “It has never happened like this before. The situation has badly affected the whole community.
“No house was spared including schools and churches. It started about four days ago but today is the worst. All our houses and property are gone. It was so unfortunate that we even lost two children to the incident.”
The principal, Okubama High School, Ajapa, Mr Luke Azerege, also described the situation as very pathetic while appealing to the government for immediate response to bring succour to the community.