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Heavy rain washes away 80 homes in Katsina town


Many people are feared dead as heavy rainfall washed away homes and property in Jibia town, Katsina State.

Unconfirmed reports put the death so far at 25 with many people still unaccounted for. About 80 homes and many animals are equally lost.

The rain accompanied by heavy winds started at about 11:00pm last night lasting till 3:00am. 

Most affected areas are Unguwar Kwa-kwa, Unguwar Mai Kwari, Tudun Takari as well as Dan Tudu.

Eye witnesses said corpses are being recovered from a water reservoir in neighbouring Niger Republic and fallen buildings.

“In Unguwar Mai Kwari alone, we recovered 10 bodies and have buried them,” someone who was assisting inhumanitarian efforts told Daily Trust.

The District Head of Jibia, Rabe Rabiu told newsmen that 19 bodies had been recovered and buried with many still missing.

The Executive Secretary of the state Emergency Management Agency, Dr Aminu Waziri said reports reaching him said close to 20 were dead but he was yet to get a full report as men of the agency had been deployed to the area.




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