Kano flood Kills 1 person and leaves 434 houses destroyed


The flood was as a result of
the heavy rain in
Kano on Friday, and it has killed at least one person and
destroyed 434 houses.

According to Ali Bashir, The
Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency
(SERERA), he confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria after
assessing the situation in Kano on Saturday.

He said the deceased died on
Friday night after he fell in Katsaiki River at Darmanawa in Kumbotso Local
Government Area of the State.

He said out of the number of
affected houses, 408 were destroyed in Kano metropolis while the remaining 26
houses were located in Dawakin-Tofa Local Government Area.

He said the state Deputy
Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, had directed the agency to take all the pictures
of the affected houses and assess the extent of damage caused to property.

He said Mr. Ganduje told the
agency to forward the report to his office for immediate assistance to the
victims of the disaster.

Mr. Bashir, however, called
on the people of the state to clear the drains in their respective houses to
prevent future occurrence.

Twenty corpses were also
unearthed by flood at Yan’ Kaba cemetery in Kano metropolis on Friday.

– Premiumtimesng

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