Buildings, electric poles destroyed during heavy rainfall in Ekiti state

Buildings, electric poles destroyed during heavy rainfall in Ekiti state

NAIJ.com gathered that a heavy downpour that hit some parts of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state, destroyed buildings, and public properties.

Following a heavy downpour in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, May 7, some Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) electric poles were 'uprooted' from their usual positions.

The rain which started around 3am and lasted for about two hours, was said to have destroyed almost 50 buildings as well.

The heavy wind that preceded the rain blew off roofs and also tore down some walls.

Buildings, electric poles destroyed during heavy rainfall in Ekiti state

Electric poles were destroyed during heavy rainfall in Ekiti state

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PHCN poles and wires were strew across the old garage road, a road majorly used by commuters.

Some other buildings like the Anisulowo hotel in Ajilosun, and some buildings in the Fabotas college on Ikere road, were among the affected buildings.

Some residents of the area blamed government officials for not properly erecting the poles, asking them to try to remove the fallen poles and wires urgently, before it poses more problems.

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Buildings, electric poles destroyed during heavy rainfall in Ekiti state

Buildings, electric poles destroyed during heavy rainfall in Ekiti state

A resident who gave her name as Yemisi Oguntoyinbo, said:

If they have done the poles very well, it is possible that the rain would not destroy it. You can see now that the rain has exposed them with this development.

Another resident, Dada Olutayo, who claims to have lost the wall of his rented apartment to the wind, said:

When the terrible wind blew violently early this morning, we suspected that it would cause havoc and that is what has happened now. We appeal to government to urgently remove the electricity poles and cables across the road so that it doesn’t cause problem when the power people restore light. I am sure that with what has happened to the cables and poles, electricity problem in the areas affected would linger for very long time. It has been a usual thing.

Meanwhile, see how Nigerians living in Otodo Gbame begged government not to destroy their houses:

Source: Naij.com

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