Heavy downpour uproots trees, destroys vehicles, demolishes buildings In Lagos.
On Sunday, an early morning rainstorm in several parts of Lagos State left many locals counting their losses and lamenting the devastation caused by the downpour.
The rain began about 8 a.m. and lasted for more than three hours.
Stan Evans, a resident of Muri Okunola Street near Burger Chicken on Victoria Island, claimed the rainstorm toppled trees in the area, causing at least five automobiles and numerous buildings to be damaged.
It was also discovered that the roaring storm did not spare electricity wires.
“I woke up around 8.30 a.m. this morning (Sunday) and noticed the degree of havoc the downpour had wreaked,” Evans added. It uprooted trees on the roadway, which fell on some parked cars; it also damaged some structures. One of the SUVs was entirely destroyed, while the other four sustained significant damage.
“The electric company has already begun removing power wires from the road, and laborers have begun chopping trees to clean the debris.”
Our correspondent was able to collect footage and images of other luxury cars that had been damaged by the fallen trees.
Some residents were also seen attempting to cut down the trees and haul them away from the autos.
Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyitolu, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, did not answer his calls, which rang many times.
As of the time of posting this report, he had not to respond to a text message from our correspondent about the event.
Adeseye Margaret, the head of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, informed our correspondent that the rainstorm had caused no damage or casualties.