A young girl has been reportedly swept away by flood in Akwa, the Anambra State capital, following a downpour.
The 13-year-old girl was trying to rescue a wheelbarrow belonging to her guardian whom she helped in selling food before she stumbled on her feet and was swept by the tide of the flood.
A witness told the Daily Post, “They were two girls, but one of them, who was the eldest, missed her step and fell into the drainage, and was immediately swept away.
“People around the area rallied round and rescued the girl in a drainage down the road, but before then, she was already dead.
“The woman she was helping was wailing helplessly under the rain, and everybody pitied her. From what we gathered, she was not the mother of the girls, they were girls who were helping her in her shop.
“She kept lamenting, asking herself what story she would tell the parents of the child. It was such a horrible sight.”