Two children, Basiru and Mustafa Muhammed Kudu of same parents drowned Saturday in Minna, Niger state capital, northcentral Nigeria.
They were said to be coming back from Quranic graduation ceremony held a few metres away from their home when the tragedy occurred.
We gathered that the children were caught up in the rain which lasted about three hours and flooded all roads linking their home.
Eye witness account has it that they were swept away by the flood while trying to wade through.
It took several minutes of search for Basiru and Mustafa who were found unconscious and were later confirmed dead at IBB Specialist Hospital, Minna.
This brings to four the number of lives lost to flood in Niger state in two weeks.