A ten-year-old boy, master Victor Joshua Asukwo of Primary School Holy Convent School, Calabar in Cross River State narrowly escaped death when he was swept away by flood.
AsUkwo, residing at Afokang by State Avenue was out within the rain with a tray containing ten bundles of brooms on the market when he tried to cross a gutter alongside Ekpo Abasi by New Airport Junction however was swept away by the excessive present water within the gutter.
The sufferer, in keeping with DAILY POST findings slipped off and felt right into a gutter that has massive quantity of water with high current and was swept away. The tray and the brooms have been equally swept away.
The sufferer was, nevertheless, rescued by some Good Samaritans residing within the space who sprang into motion, jumped into the run water and introduced the young Asukwo, who had drank some water out however nearly death.
The sufferer was resuscitated by some medical personnel within the space, who gave him first support remedy. An eyewitness, who gave his identify as Offiong Okon, stated Asukwo was unconscious and unable to elucidate what really occurred to him.
“He was nearly on the level of demise however some folks across the atmosphere got here out and rendered first support earlier than he was taken to his guardians alongside Afonkang by State Avenue, additionally in Calabar South LGA,” he stated.
When the sufferer regained his consciousness, he stated “My identify is Victor Joshua Asukuo. I’m from Abak LGA in Akwa Ibom State. I’m ten years previous. I stayed with my aunty by identify Aunty Mmaba, we keep alongside Afokang by state avenue avenue.
“I needed to cross the gutter earlier than I knew it, my legs slept off the pavement and I discovered myself floating contained in the water and I misplaced my sense of reasoning. I couldn’t swim. I felt pains due to the small wounds that I bought within the gutter. I’m a pupil of Holy Child Convent primary school Calabar.
“I’m in primary 5. My Aunt’s identify is Mmaba, the brooms, which had been swallowed by run on water, have been seven bundles. A bundle is bought for N100 time seven bundles is equals to N700. I additionally misplaced my slippers and tray which I used to hold the seven bundles of broom. My Aunt gave me the broom to promote whereas she went to the market.
Reacting on the incident, the official of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Mr Princewill Ayim expressed disappointment on the incident “We don’t have powers to stop children from enjoying or hawking in the rains,” Ayim stated.