Flood Destroys Over 300 Houses In Daura

Days of raining and the subsequent flooding has destroyed more than 300 houses in Daura and environs in Katsina State.

As a result of the flooding, some residents had since fled the submerged houses while some were seen trying to rescue some domestic items.

Some Daura residents, who spoke with about their predicament said that the flood followed several days of rainfall with the mass of still water bringing down some houses on Wednesday.

A source blamed the incessant flood on the lack of drainage system in Daura, and urged the local, state and federal governments to “do something urgently to check the trend”.

Malam Abba Mato, the Acting Chairman of Daura Local Government Area, who spoke on the flood disaster, described this year’s destruction as “one of the worst ever witnessed in the area”.

He listed areas worst hit to include Kusugu, Sabongari, Sarkin Yara and Mazoji areas of Daura metropolis.

“The floods followed rain showers that lasted for about 24 hours, beginning from Tuesday night to Wednesday,” he told newsmen.

Mato said that the floods had affected houses, shops and farmlands, adding, however, that most of the affected buildings were erected on flood-prone areas.

Meanwhile, some of the families that were displaced by the floods have appealed to the Federal Government and the Katsina State Emergency Management Agency to assist them so as to minimise the effect of the disaster on their families.

They also appealed to the Katsina State Government to construct drainage in areas that were prone to flooding.

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