Gully erosion has claimed the life of a yet-to-be-identified victim following a heavy downpour in Alibuoba quarters, Agbor in Ika South LGA, Delta State, The Nation has learnt.
It would be recalled that in June 2019, two teenagers of same parents aged 15 and 17 years, were swept away by the ravaging flood occasioned by the gully erosions.
The victim was seen lying in the gully measuring over 50 feet deep and 30 feet wide along the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Road, beside Agbor Technical College.
Some residents said the foul stench emanating from the gully drew their attention to the decomposing body.
The apprehension in the neighbourhood as the perennial erosion challenge is worsening as over 20 buildings are currently under threat of possible collapse.
Reacting to the development, the Chairman, Landlords/Landladies Association in the Area, Comrade Chukwuyem Odia said that the erosion menace has continued to pose great challenge and danger to residents in the area.
He added that residents were already relocating from the area.
Odia noted that efforts by landlords and residents in the area in checking the erosion had not yielded any result, and government to intervene to solve the erosion menace.
He said that the landlords in the area had reached out to the Member representing Ika South Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Festus Chukwuyem Okoh, Member representing Ika Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Victor Nwokolo, among others, yet nothing has been done.