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By: Oluwatosin Adesola
In Ondo State, Few days after rainstorm wrecked havoc at Ugbe-Akoko, residents of Supare and Ikare Akoko are now counting their losses as a result of devastating downpours in the areas.
SunshineTruth Correspondent who visited the affected towns, gathered that people were running helter skelter for their lives during the rainstorm that lasted for several hours where over 70 percentage of structures at Supare-Akoko and about one hundred buildings at Ikare were destroyed on Wednesday and Thursday this week.
This came even as residents of Ore are also counting their losses.
Report says over 55 houses, shops and school structures were ravaged by rainstorm on Thursday this week.
Over five hundred houses and shops were affected in the three towns of Supare, Ikare and Ugbe.
An eyewitness and one of the victims at Supare, Mr Aliu Ehinju-anobi said private structures, police station, old oba palace, schools and churches at Supare Akoko were seriously devastated by the downpour.
Similarly, houses at Igbede and Ishakunmi area of Ikare-Akoko are most hit and a community leader, Chief oluke olamomiara appealed to government and its emergency agencies to urgently provide relief materials for many residents rendered homeless by the rainstorm.
Also reacting, the Onisupare of Supare-Akoko, oba Adejoro Adedeji who went round the affected places in the town to sympathize with the victims, urged the Ondo state government to come to their aid
The caretaker chairman of Akoko north East local government, Mr Rafiu Eniayewu while going round to acess the rate of damages at Ikare and Ugbe, assured victims of government’s assistance because it was a natural disaster.