Rainstorm wreaks havoc in Delta

BY VICTOR  AHIUMA-YOUNG

A rainstorm has destroyed private and public buildings, including  Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, facilities, in Alisimie community, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.

In addition to private and public utility infrastructure, the rainstorm, which blew off the roof of several buildings in Ahima and Idumuenor villages, also, destroyed many economic trees and cash crops in the area.

No fewer than 17 PHCN high tension electricity poles were brought down by the ravaging rainstorm, which also threw parts of the community into darkness.

Reacting to the disaster, which took place on Monday, the Agbasogun of Agbor Kingdom, Chief Augustine Apaokwueze and Chairman of Alisimie Idumu-Itenei Central Executive Community, Mr. Augustine Uwagwu, described the rainstorm as very unfortunate.

The duo, who spoke separately in Alisimie,  while inspecting the destruction caused  by the rainstorm, said they were shocked to see the magnitude of damage.

They, however, thanked God that no life was lost to the disaster and appealed to Delta State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, the authorities of Ika council, corporate bodies, philanthropic organisations and public spirited individuals in the society to assist victims of the rainstorm disaster in rehabilitating their damaged houses as quickly as possible.

Meanwhile, Chief Apaokwueze and Mr. Uwagwu have called on the authorities of the Agbor Business District of PHCN to take immediate steps to restore power supply to parts of the community that had been thrown into darkness as a result of the rainstorm.

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