Following heavy downpour that lasted for several hours on Monday, a final year student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, AAUA, Ondo State, was swept away by flood.
Eye witness who confirmed the tragic incident identified the victim as Doyinsola Boluwade, Department of Religious and African Studies.
It was gathered that the victim was swept away by flood while she was going to her place of residence during a downpour.
According to a source, “The non-stop rainfall brought tragedy upon the university town yesterday (Monday) evening when an undergraduate was swept away to an unknown destination by flood at a canal very close to her place of residence,”.
Confirming the incident, the landlord of the victim, Mr Ademola Elemukona, said he narrowly escaped being swept away as he climbed a cocoa tree when the flood was getting uncontrollable.
“Many people thought I had been swept away by the flood, but I thank God that I survived it,” he stated.
The Head, Media and Protocol Unit, AAUA, Mr Victor Akinpelumi, also confirmed the incident.
He said a search party had been organised by the school management to locate the student, but as of the time of filing this report, she had yet to be seen.
At the scene of the incident, the Ondo State Commissioner for Agriculture, who is also an indigene of the town, Otunba Gboyega Adefarati, paid a sympathy visit to the area.