A Nigerian man has been rescued alive three days after floods reportedly carried him away along the East-West Road in Bayelsa state.
The man was discovered alive in the same location, according to community manager Akpos Malafakumo Best, who posted photos of the man on social media.
Akpos said the man was in the water for three days, holding onto a stick for three days and three nights before he was discovered.
The photos Akpos shared showed rescuers evacuating the stranded man to safety with the use of a canoe.
“This young man was swept away by the water current at this very spot East-West Road 3days ago. He had been in the water holding onto a stick for 3 days and night, only to be rescued today alive. Please, don’t travel East-West & Ugheli-Bayelsa roads for now.” Akpo’s wrote on Twitter.
See photos below,
Meanwhile, Kogi State residents are currently suffering one of worst flooding disasters ever experienced in the country.
Houses are submerged, electricity is totally cut off, roads are blocked and it has almost become a full-blown crisis in the state.
In a bid to survive and go about their daily business, Canoes have been deployed to float on major roads in the state.
Twitter user @bujlife, shared the video that documented this new development and captioned it ;
“The new and thriving business of canoes in Kogi state…”