Gully erosion kills one in Delta State
The death of the unidentified victim came just three years after gully erosion washed away two teenagers from the same family at Alibuoba quarters in Agbor.
According to sources, the lifeless body of the gully erosion victim was discovered deep down the ravine measuring over 50 feet deep and 30 feet broad alongside the Universal Basic Education, UBE Road, next Agbor Technical College.
The unpleasant stench leaking out of the gully where the already decomposing body of the victim was observed, according to individuals who are residents of the neighborhood, drew their attention to the unsightly development.
Residents claim that over 20 structures are currently threatened with collapse as a result of the ongoing erosion problem, and that the situation is getting worse by the day.
Comrade Chukwuyem Odia, Chairman of the Region Landlords/Landladies Association, told newsmen that the erosion scourge has continued to pose a tremendous challenge and threat to people in the area.
Odia revealed that some residents were already evacuating from the area and requested assistance from relevant government organizations.
He claimed that Odia’s attempts by landowners and communities in the vicinity to stop the erosion had failed, lamenting that the problem had slipped beyond their grasp.
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He recalled that the Association had approached some relevant authorities on several occasions, including the State House of Assembly Member representing Ika South Constituency, Hon. Festus Chukwuyem Okoh, and the National Assembly Member representing Ika Federal Constituency, Hon. Victor Nwokolo, among others, but that nothing had been done.
In June 2019, two youngsters, ages 15 and 17, from the same family, were killed in the region by gully erosion.