Two young men died in a flash flood in an agrarian village, Ezema Olo community of Ezeagu Local Government Area on Wednesday, the police confirmed.
The Enugu State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, made the confirmation in a statement on Friday in Enugu, adding that two other men were rescued from the flood.
Amaraizu said that the incident happened about 7pm on Wednesday.
“It was gathered that the incident which occurred at Imeama in Ezema Olo community on the said date in the evening involved four young men.
“They were later identified as Inyama Uchenna, Friday Okemiri, Ikenna Mbam, and Chika Mbam, all within the age bracket of 20 and 21 respectively.
“It was alleged that they were working for someone in her farm before being allegedly carried away by a flash flood after the downpour to nearby Owon River of Ezeagu.
“It was gathered that Uchenna Inyama and Friday Okemiri were rescued just as the corpses of Chika Mbam and Ikenna Mbam were later recovered and released to their relations,“ he said.
According to the police spokesman, the relations of the dead persons come from Agubata Agbaja community in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
Amaraizu said that the command had commenced an investigation into the matter.