Two persons were confirmed dead on Friday when a vehicle plunged into a river at Akerebiata area in Ilorin, the state capital of Kwara State.
In a statement on Saturday in Ilorin by the Kwara Fire Service spokesperson, Hassan Adekunle, said the two human bodies and a Toyota Yaris car with registration number: APP544E, were recovered opposite Olusola Saraki Abattoir in Ilorin.
“Rumour had it that the incident occurred during the Friday night downpour when the casualties were struggling to drive through the bridge and suddenly got stuck by the flood which pushed them into the river.
“In truth, the rescued work was like a joint operation. Because all the people in the neighbourhood gave their full support to the firemen throughout the operation,” Adekunle said.
He therefore advised the general public to always avoid driving whenever there is a heavy downpour.
He added that the identities of the victims were yet to be known at the time of filling this report.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls the heavy downpour, which lasted for several hours, wrecked havoc in several parts of llorin metropolis.