News Agency of Nigeria

A heavy rainfall, on Thursday, claimed the life of one person and destroyed over 40 houses in Dambatta local government area of Kano State.

The downpour, which started around 4pm and lasted for four hours, also destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.

The local government councillor (Danbatta East), Abdullahi Sani Dambatta, confirmed the incident in an interview with newsmen in Kano, yesterday.

He said the one person that lost his life, died as a result of building collapse at Unguwar Makafi.

He said areas affected by the disaster include Bakin Kasuwa and Abattoir area in the town.

He said the local government council chairman, Alhaji Idris Haruna Zago, had visited the affected areas with a view to assessing the damage caused by the flood.

“Many of the residents have been rendered homeless as a result of the flooding,” said the councilor.

He called on the local government council and the state government to come to the aid of the victims.

When contacted, the executive secretary of the State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SERERA), Alhaji Ali Bashir, confirmed the incident saying the agency would dispatch its staff to the local government to assess the situation.

“I have just been informed about the incident and we have concluded arrangement to send our people to assess the situation with a view to bringing a comprehensive report to the state government.”

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