Mechanic swept away in Anambra market found dead

Amiddle-aged man swept away by flood at Oye Nimo market in the Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State has been discovered dead.

The deceased was reportedly carried away by the deluge on Tuesday after mistakenly stepping into a drainage at the front of the market during a downpour.

”The man, relatively huge was swept away by flood at Nimo market; the body is yet to be seen.

“The incident happened when it was raining in the area. The man unknowingly stepped inside the drainage at the market and the flood carried him way.

“So far, no news has been heard about the man nor has anybody given his identity. Those who were around when the incident happened said they didn’t know the man,” a resident of the area had said.

But the Nation gathered that the deceased, a native of Egbengwu village in Nimo was discovered dead a day after following diligent search.

“The man was discovered dead a day after. He hailed from Egbengwu Village Nimo and was a mechanic.

“His body was found at a place called Ogbujilekwe along the Nimo-Neni Road after intensive search,” another source added.

The incident is coming barely a week after another flood claimed two children in different locations at Nkwele Awka, in Awka South Local Government of the State.


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