No fewer than 400 buildings have been wrecked, while thousands of residents are rendered homeless, after a windstorm ravaged some streets in Papa Ashafa/ Dopemu in the Orile-Agege area of Lagos State.
The incident was said to have happened around 4.30pm on Monday.
It was gathered that cars parked on the roads were damaged as concrete electric poles fell on them in the gale that swept through at least 20 streets.
Our correspondent, who went round some of the streets, observed that private and public school buildings in the area were damaged.
According to witnesses, some pupils of the schools escaped death by a whisker.
A church building on OpeOlu Street was uprooted and dumped on another residential building.
Many of the residents were sighted by our
correspondent lamenting their losses and said they slept on the road with their children.
Some of the affected streets include Abibatu, Opeifa, Fabowale, Kushoro, Opeolu Bakare Opesha, Sura Ogunmakin, Igbayilola, Akintunde, Alafia, Sadiku, Ebun, Ayeni, Oyewole, Adewunmi Adebiyi, Oyewole Close, Oyewole Road and Alafia Close.
A resident on Opeolu Street, Bridget Isiaka, said she was feeding her baby when the incident happened.
She said, “I saw that something was moving the bed and my baby and I was wondering what was going on.
When I saw the storm, I shouted for help. The roof was lifted up by the storm.”
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