Many injured as rainstorm destroys schools, public buildings in Niger


 

Rainstorm has wreaked havoc in Kutu town, headquarters of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, destroying houses, public property, schools and left several persons injured in its wake.

Other towns said to be affected by the heavy wind that occurred Friday night in the local government include Gwada, Zumba, Erena, among other areas.

The affected public property include the Shiroro Local Government Education Authority Veterinary Hospital and General Hospital in the town.

Confirming the incident, Salis M Sabo, spokesperson

Coalition of Shiroro Associations (COSA) told our correspondent that the windstorm blew off the roofs of 198 houses, 104 shops, four schools, public buildings and left about 11 persons injured.

According to him,”In the history of the town, there has never been such a disastrous windstorm, which lasted for almost two hours.

It also explained that assessment of other adjoining towns such as Gwada, Zumba, Erena and other villages is ongoing in the council.

The coalition then called on the state government through Niger State Emergency Management Agency, office of the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management and other relevant agencies to, as, matter of urgency come to the rescue of the affected people.

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