residents battled heavy flood after a Thursday morning rainfall submerged various parts of the city.

There were traffic gridlocks on major highways and destruction of properties, including a building collapse at Iyana Ipaja, a Lagos suburb.

The rain also forced many residents to stay indoors.

Some of the worst affected areas include Agege, Lekki, Ajah, Victoria Island, Ifako, Oworo, Ogudu, Ayobo, Gbagada, Iyana-Ipaja, Ebutte Metta and few other areas.

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At Iyana Oworo, the submerged road caused vehicular traffic to stretch all the way back to Alausa, a more than 10-kilometre distance.

Residents and commuters took to various social media to share their ordeal.

In a video shared by a Twitter user, the flood took over Iyana Oworo inwards Third mainland Bridge, leaving several vehicles stuck in the water.

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On Ikorodu road, vehicles were stuck in a heavy traffic gridlock with little or no movement for several hours.

At Iyana Ipaja, a one storey building housing eight rooms and 23 shops collapsed during the downpour.

In a statement by Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), he said the adjoining fence to the staircase of the building collapsed, leading to the partial collapse of the building.

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When contacted, Nosa Okunbor, the spokesperson of the LASEMA, said an update would be given on the state of flood in some areas of the state.

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