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News - July 6, 2023

Katsina flood destroys over 200 houses, kills 10

10 persons were reportedly killed and over 200 houses destroyed in Katsina State Capital and in Bindawa LGA of the state as downpour overwhelmed buildings and roads in the neighbourhoods causing havoc.

According to residents of the affected area in Katsina metropolis, the heavy rain started at about 4pm on Tuesday and prevailed till late night of the same day.

Ungwan Sabuwa, along Kofar Kaura axis is said to be the worst hit by the downpour in Katsina metropolis. When Vanguard visited the neighbourhood earlier, residents were seen making efforts to evacuate their belongings from buildings submerged by the flood.

The Mai ungwa of the area, Alh Yunusa Suleman Rico told Vanguard that 10 persons were reportedly killed in the disaster, including an infant baby whose remain is yet to be found.

He said the disaster was as a result of poor drainages in the affected neighbourhood, denying an exit channel for the downpour gushing from Kofar Kwaya and Kofar Kaura axis.

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