Just In: Again, 1 killed, 4 hospitalized, 100 houses destroyed as heavy rainstorm hits Katsina
1 killed, 4 hospitalized, 100 houses destroyed as rainstorm hits Katsina
One person died and over 100 houses were damaged in Daura, Katsina State, after Sunday’s rainstorm.
Four others were hospitalised. The rain started about 3.30pm.
The Director of the Local Education and Social Services, Abubakar Mashi, who conducted officials of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) round the affected areas, described the damage as huge.
Mashi, who spoke on behalf of the chairman of Daura council, said local officials were working with the emergency committee to ascertain the level of damages and compile a comprehensive report to the government.
He urged the victims to consider the incident as an inevitable act of God, saying “we are working towards providing temporary relief to you”.
The lawmaker representing Daura in the House of Assembly, Nasir Yahaya, promised to liaise with relevant government agencies to assist the victims.
Yahaya promised to shoulder the medical bills of the injured.
The Executive Secretary of SEMA, Aminu Waziri, assured the people that the issue would be handled with utmost urgency.
Some of the affected areas include GRA, Dunu, Tsame and Kalgo.