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Windstorm kills one in Zamfara

23 April 2013, 13:10

Zamfara- The Zamfara Emergency Management Agency (ZEMA), on Tuesday said one person was killed and over 200 houses destroyed during last Thursday's windstorm in Gummi Local Government area of the state.

The Executive secretary of the agency, Alhaji Atiku Maradun told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau that eight villages were affected.

The affected villages are: Gabtu, Masama, Dangui Babba, Dangui Karama, Dan'awo, Gambandar Godabe, Gidan Zakka and Kurfa.

``A nine year old boy, was also killed. The storm also destroyed foodstuff, valuables and animals.

``The agency has relocated those whose houses were destroyed to some primary schools where they are being catered for,'' he said.

Maradun said that the agency would soon submit the total cost of damages to the state government for appropriate assistance to the victims.

He called on the villagers to consider the disaster as an act of God.


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