By Emma Elekwa, Onitsha; Bassey Anthony, Uyo and Chris Njoku, Owerri

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These are not the best of times for many communities in different parts of the country where the rainy season is wreaking havoc. From Lagos and Anambra states where the floods have claimed lives to Imo and Ebonyi states where homes are vehicles were destroyed and roads were washed away, it has been tales of sorrow and tears.

The development has heightened fears of more flood-impelled disasters ahead since the rainy is still far from ending.

Residents of Nkpor community in Idemilli North Local Government Area Anambra State were left in mourning penultimate Sunday after an eight-year-old boy was swept a gully by a combination of floods from the premises of Immaculate Hearts Sisters Convent and Our Ladies Industrial Centre.

The Nation gathered that the corpse of the deceased boy was not recovered until five days later at a location about half a kilometre away from the spot where he was swept into the gully with one of his hands broken.

The victim, identified as Izuchukwu, was said to be returning home with his mother around 7.30 pm when the incident occurred.