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100 houses,146 farms destroyed by flood

27 August 2012, 07:09

Kusada - No fewer than 100 houses and 146 farms have been destroyed by flood in Kofa and Tofani villages in Kusada Local Government Area of Katsina State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

NAN also gathered that eight persons sustained injuries during the flood which occurred on Friday in the two villages.

The injured persons were said to be receiving treatment at various hospitals including Katsina General Hospital and Kankia Hospital, with three treated and discharged.

The flood was said to have destroyed 85 houses and 95 farms in Kofa village and 15 houses and 51 farms in Tofani village .

The victims were said to be squatting with their neighbours in the affected villages.

When contacted, Alhaji Mansur Murnai, the Caretaker Chairman of the local government, confirmed the incident, describing it  as a "calamity".

"Shortly after the flood, we visited the affected villages to sympathise with the victims.

"The local council has set up a 12-man committee to assess the magnitude of the disaster," Murnai told NAN on Sunday in Kusada, Katsina State.

Murnai said that the local government would soon donate relief materials to the victims and advised the victims to consider the flood as "an act of God".

NAN recalls that in a separate incident, flood destroyed 1 400 houses, killed 150 animals and rendered many families homeless in Mai’adua Local Government Area of the state.



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