Wife dies, husband survives building collapse in Jigawa

A housewife died in a building collapse in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) spokesman, CSC Adamu Shehu confirmed the incident on Tuesday.

The spokesman said it occurred on Sunday at about 11:30 p.m. due to heavy rainfall.

The deceased, 45, lost her life at Auyakawa quarters while she was sleeping in the house with her spouse.

The husband, Shehu Na’Allah, 60, survived the incident and was referred to hospital for medical attention.

The body of the woman was released to her family for burial after she was certified dead by a medical doctor.

The downpour, which lasted for many hours, destroyed several mud houses in the area.

The NSCDC confirmed that a number of affected residents have been evacuated.

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