Rainstorm wreaks havoc on Sapele
Hundreds of residents in Sapele – Delta State, were, Wednesday night, rendered homeless as the ancient town was ravaged by a heavy rainstorm. The rain, which lasted less than an hour, reportedly left hundreds of residents homeless as roofs of residential buildings, churches and schools were either ripped apart or blown away; electricity lines snapped in several places as heavy rain, accompanied by strong winds, forced people to scamper for safety.
Over 50 buildings were affected at the Gana area of the town, including Schools and Churches.
A six-year-old boy’s hands were reportedly shattered when a giant billboard, close to the community hall at Olympia Roundabout, came crashing down, while the roof of a residential house fell on some vehicles parked along Awolowo Road.
At Okirigwre, several buildings, including Bill Clinic, lost their roofs to the rainstorm, while Urban Area and Uruakpa seemed to be the worst hit.
Meanwhile, residents have appealed to the electricity companies in charge of the area to act fast, as fallen electric cables constitute threat to their lives.