FLOODS from a downpour in Abuja on Friday, June 24, have overrun Trademore, a popular estate in Abuja.
Videos sighted online showed several homes in the estate submerged and a few residents struggling to salvage some of their belongings.
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Every single raining season, Trademore estate gets on the news for this same thing. pic.twitter.com/n8HhF6rSj4
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Some residents in the video seen by News Direct could be heard saying people had climbed their rooftops to escape death.
The videos suggest people could have been trapped in their homes.
The rain began around dawn and continued to pound the city at 1pm when this report was being filed.
It started drizzling in some parts of the nation’s capital in the early hours until it grew into heavy downpour for many hours after most residents had gone to work.
A similar situation could have played out in the Galadimawa, Giri, Gwagwalada and Bwari area council, which have a history of flooding in the city.
Trademore has a yearly history of flooding, with human casualties.
In 2021, at least three persons died in the estate from a flood disaster.
To mitigate the impact of flood, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) demolished 30 houses in the estate in 2023.