A teenage boy was reported to have been killed by a windstorm that destroyed about 300 houses at Nwala-Jan Gehe in Katsina.
Vanguard report that the incident also left about five persons with bone fractures.
The Executive Secretary of Katsina State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Dr. Aminu Waziri, confirmed the incident. Waziri said the teen died when he ran out of his parents’ house as a result of the wind, which blew off the roof of their house, causing confusion among the occupants.
He said the agency had already carried out cautionary intervention of providing the displaced persons with food stuffs, adding that assessment was on to ascertain level of damage and losses suffered by each individual.
He said government will provide relief materials for the affected persons.