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Friday, 14 July 2017

NEWS : 11 Killed, Houses Submerged As Rain Wreaks Havoc in Niger State


Eleven persons were at the weekend confirmed dead in a flood disaster caused by a five-hour downpour in Suleja and parts of Tafa Local Government Areas of Niger State even as many were injured and houses as well as other property were destroyed.
It was gathered that nine persons were killed by the flood at Checheniya area of Suleja, one at Kuspa area of the town, while one other died at Ayin -Nassarrawa in Tafa Local Government Area of the state.
It was learnt that though the five-hour rain submerged and destroyed houses and property worth several millions of naira in Kaltuma and Angwan Gwari in Suleja Local Government Area of the state, no live was lost in those areas.
It was further gathered that some of the victims of the flood disaster who lost their lives were members of same family and their bodies were yet to be recovered as at the time of filing this report but the search was still on to recover the bodies.
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