One dead as rainstorm destroys ‘1,000 houses’ in Kano

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One dead as rainstorm destroys ‘1,000 houses’ in Kano

One person lost his life while up to 1,000 houses were destroyed following a downpour in Kura local government area of Kano state.

Lawan Salisu, one of the victims, told NAN on Saturday that the incident happened on Wednesday night.

According to him, the rainfall which was accompanied by windstorm blew off the roofs of many houses in the affected villages.

He said the houses were affected in Dannafake, Iyatawa, Kaniyaka, Zagazagi, Tofa and Yadagungume villages and that the residents now squats with friends and relatives.

Salisu said Ali Isiyaku-Danhassan, vice-chairman of the local government council, had since visited the affected areas to sympathise with victims.

He called on the state government to come to their aid immediately.

But Aliyu Bashir, executive secretary of the State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SERERA), said he had not received any report on the incident.

He gave the assurance that necessary measures would be taken to alleviate the suffering of victims in the affected villages.

Recently, rainstorm destroyed property worth million of naira in other states, including the federal capital territory (FCT).

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