No fewer than two persons drowned after a downpour on Saturday, at Oduke layout of Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
This was contained in a release signed by the Anambra Police Public Relations Officer, Sp Haruna Mohammed, on Sunday.
He said two adults including a man and a woman were discovered laying unconscious at Oduke, Obosi in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.
The statement added: “Following the distress, Police Patrol Team attached to Obosi Division led by the DPO SP. Usman Ibrahim visited the Scene and rushed the victims to Unity Hospital Obosi.
“They were certified dead on arrival by a medical Doctor and Corpses Photographed and deposited at St Edward morgue for autopsy.
“However, preliminary investigation revealed that victims were suspected to have been drowned and carried away by heavy downpour on the 3/11/2018 at about 6:30PM from the area heavily ravaged by flood/erosion as a result of the downpour within the same locality.
“Meanwhile, the female body was later identified as Mrs Oluchi Nwafor ‘f’, Staff of First Bank Ochanja branch, Onitsha while effort is ongoing to establish identity of the male victim.
“Police Patrol teams have been deployed to the affected areas to save lives and prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation. Case under investigation,
“The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, CP Garba Baba Umar, implores the Public to stay away from the flood ravaged areas and take safety precautions in order not to fall victims of similar ugly incident.”