Kwara Fire Service Recovers Corpse of 47-year-old Man Swept Away By Rain


Kwara State Fire has recovered the corpse of a 47-year-man, who tragically lost his life as he was swept away by the torrential water in Ilorin metropolis.

This is contained in a statement signed by Hassan Adekunle,  Head of Department,  Media and publicity, Kwara Fire Service Command in Ilorin on Wednesday.

“On monday 25th September 2023 evening, during a severe downpour, an unidentified man, approximately 47 years old, tragically lost his life as he was swept away by the torrential water and recovered died today 27th September, 2023.

“This morning at about 09:11 hours, the Kwara State Fire Service received a distress call from one Mr Saheed and promptly arrived at the scene of the incident.

“With their dedicated efforts, they successfully recovered the man’s lifeless body from the turbulent water, which had come to rest at the Oloje bridge adjacent G’ Division Police Station, Oloje, Ilorin.

“In a formal and compassionate handover, the Kwara State Fire Service transferred the recovered body to Mr. Saka Abdulkareem, the Environmental Officer of Ilorin West Local Government.”

Therefore, The Director, of Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, expressed his sadness over the incident and urged the general public to be more careful in their day-to-day activities and they should desist from any movement from one place to another during the downpour.



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