Ibadan — SOME residents of Ibadan metropolis have been sacked from their homes bya heavy rain which started Saturday evening.
Though, there was no reported casualty, many residents at Challenge, Oke-Ayo and Eleyele abandoned their residence to prevent loss of lives as happened last August 26, which sent hundreds of people to their early graves.
As at 4pm, yesterday, the rain still continued and even prevented some Christians from going to churches in the morning.
As a result of the continuous rainfall, some bridges and culverts caved in.
Areas worst hit included Apete and a link road that leads to Army Barracks and Sabo.
Other places affected are Odo-Ona/Apata and Oluyole Estate in Oluyole and Ibadan South-West local government areas where two bridges caved in.
A Mercedes Benz car fell into the stream at Mokola area when the bridge gave way.
Jolted by the effects of the flood, the state government said some structures on waterways had to be demolished.
Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Bosun Oladele, said there was no casualty as a result of the flooding.
The commissioner said the incident had further exposed some of the structures that should be demolished on the water ways, especially at Orita- Challenge.
Oladele said: "It seems as if we are driving the water, it is finding its way. Some of the structures that were not marked for demolition before were being exposed and the government would have no choice than to continue with the demolition. But, on the whole, we thank God that no casualty was recorded."