A middle-aged lady whose name is yet to be given is reportedly feared dead after she was swept away by the ravaging flood across the East-West road.
She drowned as a result of the impact of the heavy currents while trekking across the Okobe-Ahoada axis of the East-West Road from Yenagoa to Port Harcourt.
An eye witness who was travelling en route Yenagoa to Port Harcourt said the sad incident happened early Friday morning during the heavy downpour as commuters dropped from their commercial buses to cross by leg to the Ahoada axis of the East-West Road.
He continued “We didn’t notice her until the ravaging floods swept her off her feet as other pedestrians in her company scampered for safety. A few tried pulling her out of the heavy current flowing southwards into the Mangrove creeks, but it was to no avail.
The middle-aged lady hails from Bayelsa and was a Post Graduate student of the Faculty of Humanities, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, former COE, and was heading to write her exams scheduled to begin today.