A teenage apprentice dealer whose id is but to be ascertained has drowned in a flood on the Ochanja market round-about in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The sufferer who drowned on Tuesday following a heavy downpour which precipitated an enormous flood that submerged your complete neighborhood.
In line with a supply, the boy was swept off his ft when he wished to get out of a store the place he had sought refuge whereas it was nonetheless raining at about 4.30pm on the fateful day.
“As he stepped out he laid his foot on the plank used to cross the gutter, that served as a bridge between the store and the street and instantly the plank broke and he fell into the deep gutter and drowned.
“In a bid to rescue him when he fell into the drainage system, some sympathisers defied the rain and put some planks and different heavy objects into the gutter to trigger an obstruction and probably assist the physique of the boy to drift, however to no avail,” the supply mentioned.
A search celebration comprised of merchants and a few motorists who went as much as Nwangene river to know if it might be capable of see the corpse had been disenchanted as they returned empty-handed.