4 Children Killed, Over 200 Houses Destroyed By Heavy Rainfall in Zamfara

During heavy rainfalls yesterday, June 1, at least four children were killed and about 200 houses were destroyed in Gusau, Zamfara State capital.

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

One of the victims, Mal­lam Ibrahim, stated that four children were buried alive as they were inside their house when the building collapsed. He added that property worth millions of naira were also lost to the rain.

The Ward head, Malam Abubakar Bawa, who confirmed the incident said three of four children were identified as kids of a policeman, Sergeant Ibra­him Ruwandoruwa. The children were six, four and three years old.

Malam Abubakar Bawa stated that the fourth 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,” said Malam Bawa.

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