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Katsina rainstorm destroys 73 houses, kills three persons

The disaster occurred during a heavy overnight downpour in which many people were injured in Kankara, Nasarawa and Matsiga communities.

• June 20, 2022
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Rainstorm used to illutrate the story [Photo Credit: East Tennessee Times]

Rainstorm has destroyed 73 houses in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Spokesperson for the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in the state, Umar Mohammed, said on Monday in that it also killed three persons.

He said that the natural disaster recorded on June 11, occurred during a heavy overnight downpour in which many people were injured in Kankara, Nasarawa and Matsiga communities.

He added that SEMA officials who visited the area after the incident advised the state government to provide drainages to prevent a recurrence.

Mr Mohammed said the officials also advised the state government to support affected families with building materials to reconstruct their houses.

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