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16 persons killed, 10 200 displaced in Adamawa flood

31 August 2012, 07:07

Katsina - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that 16 people were killed and 10 200 others displaced in the recent flood in eight local government areas of Adamawa.

Alhaji Muhammad Sidi, the Director-General of NEMA said this in Katsina on thursday while presenting relief materials to Katsina State Government for distribution to victims of the recent flood disaster in the state.

Sidi lamented that most of those affected by the disaster in Adamawa and other states were those who built their houses on flood prone areas.

He called on state governments across the country to sensitize their people on the dangers of erecting structures along water ways.

On the flood disaster in Katsina State, the DG said the relief materials was a temporary assistance to the victims.

He said when the assessment of the disaster was completed by the state, the Federal Government would send in more assistance.

Sidi said the relief materials included two trailer-loads of cement, 600 bundles of roofing sheets, 50 bags of nails, 100 bags of rice, and 100 bags of millet.

Others he said, were 100 wooden planks, 50 bags of Sugar, 500 pieces of rubber mats, and 300 mattresses, among other items.

The state deputy governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Garba thanked the Federal Government for assisting the victims of the disaster.

He said the state government's emergency response committee had visited the affected areas and assessed the situation with a view to finding ways of assisting the victims.

NAN recalls that the flood that occurred last week, affected Mai’adua, Kusada, Safana, Kurfi and Batsari local government areas of the state, resulting in the death of four persons and the destruction of several houses and farms.



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