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Heavy flooding in Abuja leaves two feared dead


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Heavy rainfall caused severe flooding at the Trademore Estate in Lugbe, near the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road in Abuja, on Monday, resulting in at least two people feared dead.

Trademore Estate, home to many civil servants and other residents, has frequently suffered from flooding issues.

A resident captured a video of the flood, pleading for help from the Federal Government and the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Nyesom Wike. In the video, the resident mentioned that two people had been swept away by the floodwaters.

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) had predicted thunderstorms and hazy weather conditions from Sunday to Tuesday in various parts of the country.

In response to this prediction, the FCT Emergency Management Department took precautionary measures.

In a statement, Nkechi Isa, Head of Public Affairs for the FEMD, said, “The FCT Emergency Management Department, FEMD, has placed its vanguards and the local emergency management committees in the six area councils on alert following early warnings of possible flooding in the Territory.”

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The FEMD’s proactive steps are aimed at minimizing the impact of potential flooding and ensuring the safety of residents in the affected areas.