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Flooding: 24 people die in Jigawa State

by Kunle Awosiyan
Jigawa flood

A teenager and 23 other persons have died in a flood disaster in Jigawa State which affected mostly displaced 51, 000 families spread over 24 local government areas.
The Executive Secretary, Jigawa State Emergency Relief Management Agency, (SEMA), Yusuf Babura confirmed the death of 21 persons yesterday and said: “the majority of the deceased were children.”

According to him, many of the victims lost their lives as a result of building collapse caused by heavy rainfall in the areas, and others washed away by over flooded rivers”.

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