Flood Kills 8 People, Affects Over 25,000 Buildings In Katsina - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Flood Kills 8 People, Affects Over 25,000 Buildings In Katsina

-The Daily Crucible

The Katsina State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), has confirmed that eight persons had died, while 25,961 buildings were affected by floods after series of heavy down pour that pounded parts of the state.

Katsina is President Muhammadu Buhari's home State.

The SEMA Executive Secretary, Alhaji Babangida Nasamu, told reporters in Katsina on Tuesday that 7,019 hectares of farmlands were submerged by the flood which occurred at different times in the state.

Nasamu spoke through the agency’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Umar Mohammed.

He noted that 17 people sustained various degree of injuries from the disaster across the state.

He said none of the 34 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state had been spared of flood disaster  since January this year.

He 103 houses were affected by floods in Kankara LGA alone, being the lowest number in the state, while Katsina LGA recording the highest with 3,568 houses damaged.

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