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News - North West - Katsina Updated: July 25, 2022

Rainstorm: Three Die In Katsina

By A'isha Ahmad
July 25, 2022
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Rainstorm in Katsina has caused the death of three persons and destroyed 330 in seven local government areas of the state.

This was disclosed by the spokesman of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Umar Muhammad on Monday in Katsina.

He said that 176 houses were destroyed and three persons lost their lives in the disaster in Kankara, while 154 houses were damaged in Ingawa.

He listed the five other areas to include Musawa, Kusada, Sabuwa, Batsari and Batagarawa, adding that the agency was conducting a damage assessment exercise in the affected communities.

He however said that the government would do everything possible to assist the victims.

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“The state government is making arrangements to provide the affected people with financial support to reduce their hardship.

“We are reporting the disaster to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and also the Presidential committee on flood."

 He added that the government has set up a committee on emergency response to prevent the outbreak of cholera as a result of the flood, and provide immediate support to the victims of the disaster.

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A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via aishaahmad798@g...

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