Chief Ojike Ajanwu, a father of 9 was swept away by flood in Obolo village in Ogwuanicha, Anambra State according to Sahara Reporters.
Ajanwu was said to have drowned in his attempt to evacuate his harvested cassava from his farm, on Thursday.
His death brought the number of deaths in the flood to four, Arinze Awogu, Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Area, told NAN on Friday.
According to Awogu, the wife of the deceased, and her eight children — including a one-month-old baby — were at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) centre in Ogwuaniocha.
He said: “The deceased left behind a young wife, Chinasa, who hails from Ossomala and nine children; the oldest of the children is 13 years old.
“Our hearts go out to the family, and we assure them of government’s support and sincere condolences. We shall inform the governor about the incident. We are still counting the number of deaths but as at it stood at four.”