Reportedly, the entire area of Oyebanjo Street, Ketu was overflooded after the evening rains, making movement very difficult, resulting in the ugly incident at about 8:00pm.
Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) combed the area with search parties in a bid to rescue the kids but their efforts were not successful.
LASEMA Director-General, Dr. Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the development, explained that following a distress call, a joint team of responders comprising Lagos Fire Service and Lagos Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) rushed to the scene of the incident.
“The Agency’s tiger team commenced a search and rescue operation along the path of the floodwater. Initial observations revealed a sloping topography with a direct channel of drain water into the canal. This has proven to be rather challenging to navigate,” he said.
He urged members of the public to exercise caution in flood-prone and low lying areas.
Culled from Daily Tracker