No fewer than 50 houses had their roofs blown off following a torrential rainstorm in Omu-AranIrepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, on Wednesday night.
The rainfall, which first started on a peaceful note around 7 p.m. lasted for about three hours.
It was later accompanied by heavy storms, destroying roof tops, uprooting tree branches and damaging electricity poles and cables in the process.
Some of the houses affected are those located along Taiwo road, Agan-Oru market and Okore, Ile-Nla areas in the town.
Two elderly persons were said to have been injured by falling roofing sheets and planks during the rainfall and were immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital for treatment.
Some of the victims have been salvaging their property from the affected houses. Others victims have hired the services of carpenters to remove the damaged roofing sheets and planks in readiness for proper renovation.
Some of the buildings also had their walls cracked or pulled down following the impact of the storm.
The Bussiness Manager, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Omu-Aran bussiness hub, Mr. Abiodun Ogun, reacting, said his men had swung into action in order to repair the affected poles and cables.
During an on-the-spot assessment of the development, the Chairman of Irepodun Local Government Area, Mr. Muyiwa Oladipo, praised God that no life was lost during the incident.
He commiserated with victims and promised to contact the relevant state government agencies for possible assistance.