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Abuja Flood Sweeps 30 Away

The flood as a result of heavy downpours that hit Abuja has left thirty persons at Gwagwalada in the Federal Capital Territory missing.

Many Gwagwalada residents are presently homeless following the downpours early Saturday night.

It was gathered many buildings and its inhabitants were carried away with the rain that started at 3:am.

Also, many cars parked on the streets carried away were trapped in various routes within the metropolis.

Consequently, the Abuja/Lokoja highway has been rendered unmotorable with many heavy-duty vehicles and trailers trapped.

The linking bridge over the Gwagwalada river just before the Wazobia motor parks has been submerged.

Residents of Gwagwalada said they have not experienced such downpours in a long time.

The premises of First Bank of Nigeria located close to the expressway were flooded with customers who visited in the morning to make cash withdrawals from the ATM trapped.

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Some vehicles were also trapped in the area as the flood submerged the settlement.

The Nation reports that houses located at the River Bank have been taken over by flood as residents fled for safety.

Properties such as mattresses, tables and cooking utensils were seen carried away by the raging flood.

Residents watched their belongings floating helplessly while others discussed the floods in hushed voices.

Security agencies are yet to assess the extent of damage as at the time of this report.

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