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Shock and Excitement as ‘Snow’ Falls in Ekiti State



Many people in Ekiti state were left in a state of euphoria after snow reportedly fell during a downpour in the state.

There was excitement in Ado Ekiti on Saturday as snow fell from the sky during a rain which began around 4 p.m, Punch reported.

The shocking incident was captured on camera by mostly students of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, and the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, who took snapshots of the white solid substance.

The rain lasted for barely 40 mins. Speaking about the incident, Ireoluwa Akinyemi, a fresh graduate of EKSU said it was a refreshing experience for him.

“I have not seen snow in this magnitude before, I’m really excited. It is a lovely experience.”

Another neighbour, Kemi Fadairo, said the size of the snow was the biggest she had seen.

“I have been seeing snows fall but these are the biggest I have seen,” she said.

The rain started by stoning doors with the snow, first causing apprehension among residents, who peeped through their windows to observe if it was an intruder.

“We thought it was somebody playing pranks, so we peeped through the window to see who it was to know whether to shout for help.

“It was then we discovered it was snow falling from the sky and hitting the door hard. I also joined in taking photographs,” said Olawale Hafeez, a Laboratory Technologist.

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