A flood on Tuesday swept away a 60-year old man, Ebenezer Olabode, in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
It was gathered that Ebenezer was returning home when he ran into the flooded street ahead of his residence. His lifeless body was later found floating on the bank of River Okooko in Oke Oniti area of the town the following day.
A resident, Thomas Onaolapo, told journalist men that the victim’s body was recovered by some Hausa men.
He said: “We all warned him to go back but he didn’t listen. After moving for few minutes, the intensity of the flood forced open the booth of his car and the flood caught up with him. Two people standing nearby made attempt to rescue him and one of them nearly got drowned in the process and we all became powerless.”
Olabode’s body has been deposited at the morgue of the State Hospital, Asubiaro.