Reports emanating from Anambra State indicates that about 20 persons are missing while over 100 structures and motor vehicles were destroyed as a result of the heavy downpour in the State on Friday.
The communities affected in this disaster are Oduke, Ibollo and Owelleaja layouts in Obosi, near Onitsha, Anambra State.
The scourge has been attributed to the wrong channelling of drainage by a construction company that rehabilitated Ezeiweka road, Awada Obosi in the past leading to a surge of heavy floods into their area.
The torrential rainfall on the evening of Thursday that lasted for about two hours left the entire area flooded leading to several damages even as parents have been searching frantically for their missing children swept away in the flood.
The agony of the situation steered anger in the residents of Oduke layout leading them to block the busy Ezeiweka Obosi road that connects travellers to the Onitsha- Owerri highway chanting war songs while vehicular movements were stalled for several hours.
The protesters said they voted massively for Chief Willie Obiano during the last governorship election that made him governor and called on him to visit their area for an on-the-spot assessment of their problems with a view to addressing them urgently before they all perish.
Among the properties damaged in the flood included two four-storey buildings still under construction at Owelle Aja while several residential buildings, fences, schools, churches and vehicles at Oduke and Ibollo were either submerged completely or pulled down by the rampaging flood.