Many buildings were destroyed by rainstorm in Oke Agbe community, in the Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Wednesday.
it was gathered that the roofs of buildings, schools, churches and mosques in the community were blown off by the rainstorms, which was said to have lasted for almost an hour.
A resident of the community Chief Akinwale Balogun, said the 40-minute downpour with wild wind saw people running helter skelter for their lives.
He said, “Many houses were affected and some collapsed at Oge and Aje quarters. Also affected were St. Moses Orimolade Primary School, where a block of six classrooms had its roof blown off, the town hall and many other public buildings like mosque and churches were also affected.”
A victim of the havoc, Chief Owolabi Abanikannda called on the National Emergency Management Agency to assist them, saying the damaged caused by the rainstorm was huge for the victims to bear.
“ The two rainstorms within a short period were very serious and the high cost of building materials might not allowed many to rebuild their houses, making us homeless. We are appealing to the government for assistance,” Abanikannda appealed.
The Chairman of the Akoko North-West Local Government Area, Elder Ayodele Akande, assured the victims that the National Emergency Management Agency and other government agencies saddled with disaster management would come to assess and compensate the victims.
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