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Heavy flood claims 4 lives, destroys 5,200 houses in Kano

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Heavy flooding in Rogo and Danbatta Local Government Areas of Kano state has claimed the lives of four persons and destroyed over 5,200 houses.

The  Executive Secretary of the Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Sale Jili confirmed the unfortunate development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday.

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted flooding occasioned by heavy rainfall in 20 Local Government Areas of the state.

Jili disclosed that two persons lost their lives and 200 houses destroyed in Rogo, while two other persons and over 5,000 houses were destroyed by flood in Danbatta.

“We deployed assessment teams to the affected areas. We also visited Rogo and Danbatta to sympathise with the victims over the disaster. “There are reports of flooding in the 44 LGAs of the state due to heavy rainfall this season,” he said.

According to him, the displaced persons are currently taking shelter with their relatives in the affected communities.

Jili said the Agency had distributed relief items worth N3.5 million to the affected persons to alleviate their sufferings.

He listed the items distributed include bags of cement, food items, roofing sheets, blankets, Mattress and toiletries among others.

The Secretary urged residents of the state to clear drains and desist from indiscriminate dumping of waste on water ways to control flooding in the state. (NAN)

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