Rainstorm kills one, destroys over 100 houses in Daura, Katsina State

One person has been confirmed dead and over 100 houses affected by another rainstorm on Sunday night in Daura, Katsina State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Some of the affected areas Daura, hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State include: GRA, Dunu, Tsame and Kalgo.

The incident, which left four people hospitalised, occurred after similar incident displaced over 600 people in the area.

The latest disaster followed eight hours rain that started at about 3:30 pm on Sunday.

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 yesterday, described the damage cause by the rain that began around 3:30pm as huge.

The incident, which left four people hospitalised, occurred after similar incident displaced over 600 people in the area.

The latest disaster followed eight hours rain that started at about 3:30 pm on Sunday.

Alhaji Abubakar Mashi, Director of the Local Education and Social Services, 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 local council chairman, said local officials were working the emergency committee to ascertain the level of damage and compile comprehensive report to the state government.

He urged the victims to consider the incident as an inevitable act of God, saying “ we are working towards providing temporary relief measures to the victims.”

Alhaji Nasir Yahaya, the member representing Daura constituency in the state Assembly, who also visited some of the affected households, said he would liaise with relevant government agencies to assist the victims.

The house of reps member Yaha said he would shoulder the medical bills of those who sustained injuries.

The Executive Secretary of SEMA, Aminu Waziri, assured the people that the issue would be handled with utmost urgency.

NAN

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