Torrential rain fall accompanied with heavy wind in the early hours of last Thursday destroyed over 2,000 houses in Sapele and its environs in Delta State.
While residents of the affected houses have been rendered homeless, over 3,000 residents of neighbouring communities in Sapele have reportedly fled their Romes after devastating flood ravaged the areas.
Investigation showed that affected areas include: Cemetary road, behind former NEPA, Adeola road by Sapele Clinic, Gana, Amukpe, Okirighwre and Okpe road by Omare Primary School.
It was gathered that the early morning rainfall apart from destroying houses also destroyed electricity poles including economic plants in the area.
Victims of the unfortunate incident, further investigation revealed lost properties worth N50million and have relocated to makeshifts where they called on the state government to come to their aid.
Speaking to our correspondent, some of the victims, one of them Sunday Efetobore, said they lost virtually all they have acquired in life, lamenting that all they laboured for over the years were completely destroyed.
In the last three weeks, residents of Ika community Ozoro, Asaba and Ibusa have been under siege of erosion menace including heavy flood disasters, especially when it rains.
Worse still, is the poor drainage system whose contract was allegedly awarded to indigenous contractors (names withheld) who executed poor jobs thereby posing threat to lives and property.
Sources said over 16 communities have been cut off in Aniocha South following devastating erosion menace but the state commissioner for Works, James Augoye in a swift reaction, said the state government was committed to making erosion problem in the state a thing of the past.