Rain for this year began yesterday in Kwara state with sad story of flood, resulting in the death of three people including two children and a young person. They drowned in heavy downpour which started at about 11.00pm around the State capital.
Report has it that properties worth several millions of naira were destroyed, even as 25 cars were swept away from where they were parked.
Report also has it that the flood cut off a large chunk of soil from beneath the rail track of the Nigeria Railway Corporation, cutting through the road thereby making it impassable for the train. A section of the rail track behind Kingdom Heritage Secondary school was also affected.
Consequently no fewer than 1000 passengers on a train travelling from Lagos to the northern part of the country were stranded.