Hours of heavy downpour in Abuja led to flooding in several parts of the Federal Capital Territory.
At the end of the downpour which lasted for between six to eight hours, five residents had been swept away.
Several houses and cars destroyed while six rescued people are currently hospitalized.
Of the five swept away, one of the bodies has been recovered while four are still missing as of press time.
A resident of the area, Ibrahim Mohammed said three children were lost in the flood.
A man whose house was submerged made frantic efforts to save his children with the help of sympathetic neighbours.
While also submerged by the water, he lifted up one of the children to his neighbours who helped him to carry the child to safety.
But the attempt to ferry the second child to safety turned tragic as the child mistakenly fell into the water and was washed away.
So far, three children have been declared dead and properties worth millions of Naira destroyed.
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