10 Feared Dead As Flood Destroys Communities In Niger State [Graphic Photo]

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It is a sad time for family members of 10 flood victims who died as a result of heavy downpour in Niger state. At least, ten people died on Monday evening after a heavy downpour in Rafi Gora community and Angwar Nasarawa in Kontagora local government area of Niger State.

Seven of the victims were girls between the ages of 16 to 18 years.  According to the Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Inga who confirmed the incident said the Angwar Gora incident claimed seven lives, all girls adding that one other, Malama Harisa Musa is still missing as at the time of filing this report.

He explained that the victims were at a spot in the lowland where they hawk wares adding that during the downpour, the high current flood water swept them in its wake.

Among the victims of the incident include Hanifa Mansur, Fauziya Danlumu, Nana Bello Dankayi, Hadiza Auwali, Na’ima Usman, Rashida Sahabi and Khadija Salah while two victims of Angwar Nasarawa incident, Marayam Salihu and Yahaya Salihu were of the same parent.

He said that Yahaya Salihu age eight years had lost his slippers in the flood and his elder sister, Maryam, who was nearby tried recovering the slippers when the flood washed her away, in his attempt to rescue his sister, Yahaya also lost his life adding that the bodies of the two siblings have been recovered and interred.

Inga also said that seven bodies have been recovered from the Rafi Gora incident and have since been buried according to Islamic rites.

 


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