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60-yr-old man killed by flood found floating in river

The body of a 60-year-old man washed away on Tuesday, September 13, by flood in Oshogbo, has been found by the banks of Okooko river.

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The victim, Elder Ebenezer Olabode, is reported to have been returning from work when he ran into the flooded street leading to his residence, The Nation reports.

According to an eyewitness, the deceased was adamant about going through the flood to his house, despite being warned against it by people around the area.

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The eyewitness, Thomas Onaolapo, revealed that following hours of search, the body of the victim had not been recovered.

“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 an attempt to rescue him and one of them nearly got drowned in the process and we all became powerless,” he said.

Olabode’s body has reportedly been deposited at the morgue of the State Hospital, Asubiaro.

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