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Published On: Sat, Jun 22nd, 2019

Panic As Flood Sweeps Away Pastor’s Two Children In Delta State


LAGOS JUNE 22ND (URHOBOTODAY)-There was mourning in Agbor in Ika South Local Government area of Delta State as two brothers, Testimony Okwuokenye (15) and Godwin Okwuokenye (11) were swept away by a ravaging flood.
.The sad incident occurred at Alibioba Community beside Agbor Technical College.
According to an eye witness, the flood, occasioned by a torrential rainfall that began at about 3:45 pm on that fateful day swept away two brothers, Testimony, a JSS 1 Student of Agbor Technical College and his brother, Godwin, a Primary Five Pupil of Alibioba Primary School in the area.
According to our source, the two brothers were returning home from an outing when the rain commenced, adding that they stepped in a gutter few meters away from their home.
Father of the deceased teenagers and a Pastor in one of the Pentecostal Churches in the area, Rev. Chosen Godday Okwuokenye disclosed that at about 4:30 pm on that fateful day, he received a distress call by a teenager in the area who informed him that flood had swept away his two children.
“That day, Thursday, I went to our garden with my Children, Testimony and Godwin. When we discovered that the weather was changing, threatening to rain, we rushed home. When we got home, it was already drizzling and, both of them carried some basins to gather water.
“Then, I went into my room and decided to lie down on the bed. That was how I slept off. Few minute later, I heard some knock on the door and when I opened, the boy who was knocking said to me, “Sir, are you the father of Testimony, I said yes. Then, he said to me that flood carried both of them.
“He said that Godwin, my younger son, fell into the gutter and Testimony, the elder one, in a bid to rescue him, were both swept away.
“When I heard this, I quickly rushed out to the scene. But at Uromi Junction axis, I found a crowd of rescue team who had rescued one of them, whom I quickly rushed to the hospital where doctors at the Central Hospital, Agbor confirmed that he was already dead. The second boy, was discovered this morning and he was also, already dead,” the father of the children explained while sobbing.
At the time of filing this report, the matter was yet to be reported at the Police station. .

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