4-yr-old Child reportedly Dead as Flood submerges over 65 Communities in Delta


A four-year old child, identified as Oghenevweta, has been reportedly killed by the incessant flood which has submerged more communities in Delta State.

It was gathered that the child drowned at Omosuomo community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state, after the parent’s house was enmeshed in a mass of water that flowed ceaselessly into it

Some of the communities presently under water in the council area, include Obi-Ayagha, Okwemor, Otor-Owahwa, Ewu-Otor, Orere, Assah, Etefe, Gbaregolor, Olodiama,, Omafuvwe, Edjekuo, Omosuomo-Inland, Omosuomo-Waterside, Okuama, Ogoda, Alagbabri and Ofrukama with farmlands and properties worth millions of naira lost to the unabating flood.

Others, Okwagbe Water-skier, Okwagbe Inland, Ophorigbala, Otutuama, Otor-Edo, Otu-Jeremi, Agbowhiame, Edjophe, Iwhrekan, Ughevwughe, Iwhrekeka, Esaba, Ighwrogun, Erhuwaren, Ososo-Urhie, Ekameta, Oyan, Arhavwarien, Okparebe, Olota, Okpare, Egbo-Ideh, Otitiri, Ekrokpe, Ovwieki, Oginibo, Ighwre-Okun, Okparabe, Eyara, Imode, Agbaghare and many others have also not been spared by the natural disaster.

The President of all Communities President Generals in Ughelli South Local Government Area, Chief Henry Abizor, revealed that almost all communities in the council area have been submerged by the flood.

“We are still intensifying efforts to know extent of the damage because there are areas we can no longer reach until the flood recedes. We need a camp for those displaced by the flood to enable people who are willing to help to come to their aid,” he stated.