Photos: Massive floods sink Lekki, Victoria Island and other parts of Lagos

Photos: Massive floods sink Lekki, Victoria Island and other parts of Lagos

Massive floods have sunk areas of Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos State.

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Photos: Massive flood sink Lekki, Ajah and other areas in Victoria Island Lagos

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The luxurious areas of Lekki, Victoria Island, Ajah, and Victoria Garden City are among the places affected.

Photos: Massive flood sink Lekki, Ajah and other areas in Victoria Island Lagos

The flooding began after torrential rains that lasted for hours.

Photos: Massive flood sink Lekki, Ajah and other areas in Victoria Island Lagos

Several houses and businesses have been inundated by the flood waters.

Photos: Massive flood sink Lekki, Victoria Island and other areas in Victoria Island Lagos

Not even people's living rooms were spared by the unrelenting flood.

Photos: Massive flood sink Lekki, Victoria Island and other areas in Victoria Island Lagos

Photos of flood-stricken parts of the state have been circulating madly on social media.

Photos: Massive flood sink Lekki, Victoria Island and other areas in Victoria Island Lagos

They have sparked outrage among some affected people of the state, who say poor town planning by the state government is to blame for their predicament.

Photos: Massive flood sink Lekki, Victoria Island and other areas in Victoria Island Lagos

Facebook user, Douglas Bayie-Osagie, said the floods were the cumulative impact of poor planning by those entrusted with leadership in Lagos.

Photos: Massive flood sink Lekki, Victoria Island and other areas in Victoria Island Lagos

"A mega city without a mega plan is a developing slum," he said.

Photos: Massive flood sink Lekki, Victoria Island and other areas in Victoria Island Lagos

Facebook user, Asala Wina, said the floods were due to a lack of environmental impact assessment in Lagos.

Photos: Massive flood sink Lekki, Victoria Island and other areas in Victoria Island Lagos

Twitter user, @Solar_unique, urged the government to destroy several houses in the Lekki area as a solution to the flooding.

Photos: Massive flood sink Lekki, Victoria Island and other areas in Victoria Island Lagos

"By September everyone would have forgotten about this Lekki flooding until next year July when it happens again and crying resumes in 2018," another Twitter user, @MatthewOttah, said.

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