Rainstorm reportedly kills 3, ruins many Houses in Katsina


Not less than three people were reportedly killed with several injured and many houses ruined by rainstorm in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina state.

The Information Officer of the LGA, Malam Abdulkarim Sani, who made this known explained that the rain started on Saturday night and lasted until Sunday morning.

He stated that during the heavy rain several houses collapsed and the roofs of others were blown away by the rainstorm.

He said that the disaster which cut across Kankara town, Nasarawa and Matsiga communities claimed one life in Nasarawa community and two in Matsiga community.

According to him, one of the victims died when the wall of her room, which was made up of mud blocks, collapsed on her.

It was gathered that the victims were buried on Sunday morning according to Islamic rites.

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Public Relations Officer of Katsina State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Malam Umar Mohammed, confirmed the incident.

Mohammed said that the agency would on June 13, pay a fact finding visit to the affected areas to know the exact number of the affected people.