50 killed as flood overruns Jigawa communities

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No fewer than 50 residents were killed, many displaced as flood overran some communities in Jigawa State.

Thousands of houses were destroyed by the flood, and according to reports, the state governmen to accommodated many displaced persons in 11 temporary camps.

Confirming the report, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Sani Yusuf, told newsmen in Dutse that the situation had forced many Jigawa residents to take refuge in other places including government buildings.

Some of the victims are from Balangu village where no fewer than 237 houses were submerged under water and destroyed with four people dead.

“We have so many displaced persons in about 11 temporary camps. In Balangu alone, 237 houses have been damaged and the occupants are now living in a temporary camp,” Yusuf said.

“Four people also died in that same village, after the six in Kafin Hausa. So, when you go around the state, we lost about 50 people to the flood now. Even yesterday (Saturday), seven people from the same family died.”

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