A 3-hour torrential rain in Calabar, the Cross River capital, has swept away a 15-year-old boy. The Tragedy occurred through the heavy downpour on Tuesday night.
An eyewitness who gave his identify as Anthony Okon mentioned the unidentified teenage boy was washed away by the heavy flood that poured down within the metropolis.
“The heavy water flew through drainage around the Judges’ Quarters at Ekorinim, Calabar Municipal local government area,” he mentioned.
Okon narrated that the boy was taking part in soccer together with his buddies when their ball was kicked into the drain.
“The boy fell inside the gutter and all attempts to find and rescue him proved abortive.”
He appealed to authorities to make sure that all huge culverts are coated to avert a recurrence.
The eyewitness mentioned culverts emptied their water into the Marina seashore which in flip empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The concern, in keeping with him, was whether or not the physique of the teenage boy is on the perimeter of the town or the ocean.
“Apart from government doing something about these big drainage and culverts, parents should also hold their children.”
Okon warned mother and father in opposition to permitting their kids to play throughout heavy down pour, stressing that, “many have died when heavy rain poured”.
It will be recalled that in 2016, a young person (higher often called Skolombo boy), was drowned at Atu Road drainage whereas taking part in with buddies in an analogous method.