Torrential rains have caused the death of five person’s and destruction of about 3,813 person’s in about 13 Local Government Areas in the state.
The Public Relations Officer of The Katsina State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA),, Mallam Umar Muhammad announced this during a press conference on Monday in Katsina, the state capital.
Mal Umar said three lives were lost in Kankara Local Government while two were lost in Mai’adua.
Giving a breakdown of the communities ravaged by the rainstorm, Muhammad was quoted saying
“In Kankara LGA, 176 houses were affected, in Danja, 125, Kankia 86,Katsina 620, Musawa 482, Batagarawa 361, Kusada 311 while in Sabuwa 111 houses.
“In Zango LGA, 105 houses were destroyed, in Batsari, 443 houses, Funtua 258 houses, Safana 581 and Ingawa LGA about 154 houses were affected.
“Similarly, 176 houses were destroyed and three persons lost their lives in the disaster in Kankara while 154 houses were damaged in Ingawa.”