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Heavy downpour leaves 3 dead, 50 houses destroyed in Yobe

The tragedy occurred at Tsohon Gari in Nangere local government headquarters on Friday morning...

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Heavy downpour leaves 3 dead, 50 houses destroyed in Yobe

Story from Uji A. ILIYASU

At least three people were killed  while  seven sustained various degrees of injury after a building collapsed due to heavy downpour in Nangere local government area of Yobe State.

The tragedy occurred at Tsohon Gari in Nangere local government headquarters on Friday morning.

It was gathered that over 50 houses were destroyed, rendering several families homeless.

A resident of the community told newsmen that the torrential rainfall was accompanied by devastating wind.

“The  incident occurred on Friday morning when many residents were about to start their normal businesses.
“At least 50 shops and houses were destroyed and a seven-year-old boy  lost his life too.

“The officials of the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency have assessed the level of the damage and carried out validation exercises,” he said.

Another resident confirmed that the rainstorm led to the killing of three persons and the destruction of many properties.

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“Over 50 houses were destroyed while three people, including a seven-year-old boy, were killed in the destroyed buildings.

“The displaced persons who lost their homes were currently staying with their relatives,” she said

Responding to the disaster, executive secretary of the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (YOSEMA), Dr Goje Muhammad, commiserated with the victims.

He said the agency has settled the medical bills of all the injured victims at Nangere General Hospital, adding that the injured victims have all been discharged.

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