Six family members drown in Anambra flood


The flood ravaging parts of Anambra State has led to the death of six members of a family in Nzam community in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Community sources said the deceased were prepared to leave their home to a safer place before the floodwater surged into their house and they got drowned.

A trending video showed some youths bringing out dead their bodies and lining them up in an upland area of the town.

This is coming not long after some people were reported missing after a boat carrying over 40 people capsized in Umunankwo community, Ogbaru LGA. A man was also said to have drowned in his sleep when a flood submerged his home in the same LGA.

A three-storey church building belonging to Madonna Catholic Parish in the Iyiowa area of Odekpe in the same LGA collapsed in the morning of last Sunday.

The church compound was said to have been flooded, Daily Sun reports.

Former President General of Umuzu community in the same LGA, Chukwudum Ndedigwe, said that there was no casualty in the building collapse.

He said that the flooding which has been ravaging many communities in that LGA also affected the church building.

It was gathered that a security man who was around the three-storey building was injured when the building collapsed and was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was given treatment.