Heavy Rainfall Killed 4 Children In Gusau Zamfara State Nigeria, 200 Houses Destroyed

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June 2nd, 2014 – Heavy Rainfall Killed 4 Children In Gusau Zamfara State Nigeria, 200 Houses Damaged

At least four chil­dren were con­firmed dead while about 200 houses were destroyed as a result of heavy rains in Gusau, Zamfara State capital.

The havoc, which oc­curred between Saturday and early hours of yesterday also destroyed a mosque at Barakallahu area of Gusau metropolis.

One of the victims, Mal­lam Ibrahim, told Daily Sun that the incident claimed the lives of four children who could not help themselves out of their houses as a result of collapsed buildings.

According to him, prop­erty worth millions of naira were also lost to the rain.

According to the Ward head, Malam Abubakar Bawa, three of the four chil­dren belonged to a policeman identified as Sergeant Ibra­him Ruwandoruwa. They included a six-year-old girl, while others were between three and four years old.

Malam Bawa added that, another child died while try­ing to flee the area.

“We thought the child was at an Islamic school nearby but left during the windstorm before we later discovered his body under a wreckage.”

[Reported By  Attahiru Ahmed, Daily Sun]