RAIN TAKES OVER LAGOS ROADS AND CARS AMID HEAVY RAINFALL
Videos shared widely on social media showed some people struggling to reach their vehicles, many gutted by flood in the parks.
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Friday’s flooding also stalled traffic flow in many parts of the city as commuters groaned.
“I don’t know whether this car will ever be able to move again,” an unidentified person said in one of the videos as he inspected his flooded car. “Everywhere is flooded.”
Many cars were partially submerged in Marina Lagos Island on Friday as heavy rainfall persisted for more than eight hours.
Flooding is common in Lagos, a coastal city home to over 20 million people.
Despite government efforts to construct drainages and advise against dumping refuse in them, flooding is almost certain during heavy rainfall.
On Thursday, the state government said it was stepping up cleaning of canals – blocked by human refuse – in four local government areas.
Lagos has about 176 primary and secondary water channels that require regular cleaning.
On Friday, the flooding also affected traffic flow in many parts of the city as commuters groaned.
Lagos contends yearly with flash floods in the course of a heavy downpour.
Today’s rain was exceptionally heavy.