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8 Killed in Zamfara’s Rainstorm

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8 Killed in Zamfara’s Rainstorm

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May 7, 2012 – 8 Killed in Zamfara’s Rainstorm

At least 8 people were killed while others severely injured over the weekend when a torrential rains with strong winds hit Zamfara state.

Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds swept away hundreds of mud houses in farming villages overnight Friday to Saturday, the state information commissioner, Ibrahim Birnin-Magaji, said.

“Seven villages were affected but the worst hit is Maradun where eight people were killed with over 30 wounded and around 500 houses destroyed,” Birnin-Magaji told AFP on telephone from Gusau, the state capital.

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