FLOOD on Saturday afternoon, took over roads leading to Asaba-Ase, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State which many residents of the community described as unexpected.
Most of the residents of the community, including traders from different parts of Delta State, where in the community market when the ravaging flood cut-off the access roads.
President-General of Isoko Development Union, High Chief Iduh Amadhe who visited Ekregbesi community in Uzere Kingdom, Isoko South local government area, were the ravaging flood cut the road, subjecting people and vehicles to life threatening danger said, urgent intervention must be taken now to rescue the people who are trapped.
Amadhe, also, appealed to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, to urgently embark on rescue mission to save the people and vehicles trapped by the flood.
He expressed surprise at the sudden cut-off of the road, on Asaba-Asa market day, noting that people from Isoko, Urhobo, Kwale and Ijaw areas were at the market when the flood suddenly cut across the road.
Amadhe added that if urgent steps are not taken, over 40 vehicles may remain at the other side of the road till November 2020.
Reacting to the incident, Miss Florence Godspower, a trader from Igbide said, she passed through the road in the morning with her goods to the market, but suddenly, they were informed that the road has been cut by the ravaging flood, which according to her was just by the side of the road when she passed.
She said, to cross one person across the flooded portion of the road, a commuter will spend N500 while speed boat from the market area, costs N2,000 each.
At the time of filing the report, persons that got to the damaged portion of the road were crying for assistance.
Also seen, apparently stranded was a Police Hilux Van with security men.
BY MICHAEL EKOKORUWE