A final year student of Religious Studies Department at Adekunle Ajasin University in Akungba Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo State, was on Monday swept away by flood resulting from several hours of torrential rain.
Search for the whereabouts of the lady identified as Doyin Boluwaji, an indigene of Ekiti State, was ongoing.
The lady was said to have been swept away by flood from a canal close to her residence at Ibaka quarters in the university town.
It was gathered that the lady got drowned when she was trying to escape from a flooded building.
The lady’s landlord escaped by climbing cocoa tree before he was rescued after many people thought he had been swept away by the flood.
Victor Akinpelumi, the university’s spokesperson, said the management team had visited the house and the area, adding that the incident occurred in a private hostel outside the school campus.
Akinpelumi said the lady’s father had also visited the school and held discussion with the institution’s management.
He said the school has engaged private hands to search for the missing lady
Also, Adegboyega Adefarati, Ondo State Commissioner for Agriculture, warned residents against building close to rivers and canals.
Adefarati, who is an indigene of the town, also cautioned people against blocking of drainages with refuse.
Shakiru Ajibola, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Akungba, confirmed the incident, saying three persons including the landlord of the house where the girl was swept away by flood were, however, rescued.
The DPO said the search for the lady was still ongoing.