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Rainstorm destroys homes, schools, others in Osun community


Residents of Eripa, Boluwaduro Local Government Area of Osun State, are counting their losses following Sunday night’s rainstorm that wreaked havoc in the town.

Though, no live was lost, but properties worth millions of naira were destroyed.

New Telegraph learnt that the whirlwind which preceded the rain started at about 7:00pm and by the time the rain subsided, many houses were badly damaged and trees uprooted.

The rainstorm, apart from destroying residential buildings, also destroyed church, mosque while electricity poles were uprooted, throwing the whole community into darkness

Areas of the town that were worst hit are Community High School, Ile Alasopo compound, Isale Soorun, Iyalode compound, Rinsayo area, among others, where buildings and other structures including schools were pulled down.

A resident of the town, who identified himself as Waheed described the incident as shocking, even though it is a natural disaster and solicited for quick assistance from the state government and other well-meaning individuals, saying the destruction was monumental.

He said, “We know what the economy is saying right now, we know that there is paucity of funds and prices are on the high side, but notwithstanding we have to make point of call to the government that we need assistance.

Speaking, the Chairman, Eripa Progressives Union (IPU), Mr Wole Oyedele, who described the incident as an act of God, said the heavy rain wreaked havoc on most buildings in the town.

He lamented that the effect of the rainstorm was devastating, describing it as unfortunate as many residents of the community have been rendered homeless.


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