Flood Sweeps Away Ondo Varsity Final-Year Student
Heavy downpour which lasted for almost eight hours has claimed the life of a final year student of Ondo State-owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko.
Also, many residents of Ado Ekiti, the state capital, have been thrown into utter misery and confusion as the downpour that lasted about 11 hours wreaked havoc on different parts of the metropolis.
According to reports, it was gathered that the deceased simply called ‘Doyin’, an Indigene of Ekiti State, was swept away to an unknown destination by heavy flood from a canal very close to her residence in the town.
The landlord of the missing student in Ondo, Elemukona Ademola, who narrowly escaped the raging flood, said: “I have to climb cocoa tree, when many people thought I had been carried away by the flood.” The landlord said he had made many efforts to curtail the erosion from the canal.
The Commissioner for Agriculture in Ondo State, who is an indigene of the town, Otunba Gboyega Adefarati paid a condolence visit to the scene.
Already, the AAUA authorities have suspended lectures and tests earlier scheduled for the week over the incident. A statement signed by the Institution’s Acting Registrar, Opeolu Akinfemiwa, however, said all students should resume today.
According to him, “The University is leaving no stone unturned in the quest to find the missing student. Divers and other volunteers have been sought to search the path of the river in a bid to find the missing under graduate.”