10 killed, many displaced as flood destroy 200 houses in Katsina

Severe flood have killed 10 persons and destroyed no fewer than 200 houses destroyed in Katsina town and Bindawa Local Government Area of the state following a heavy downpour down pour.

Many families have been displaced following submerging on many buildings by the flood waters.

It was learned that Ungwan Sabuwa area, along Kofar Kaura axis was said to be the worst hit by the downpour in Katsina metropolis.

Also in Bindawa Local Government Area of the state, many houses were destroyed by the flood waters.

It was gathered many residents tried frantically to salvage whatever they could from their flooded homes.

 

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Meanwhile, Governor Dikko Radda has sympathised with the victims of the flood.

The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Mohammed, said only two persons died in the flood.

The statement said: “The flooding resulted in significant obstruction and destruction, impacting the daily lives of the residents and causing distress throughout the community.

“Tragically, two individuals from the nearby town of Sabon Ungwa in Katsina City lost their lives due to the devastating floodwaters.

“Governor Radda, known for his proactive leadership, has taken immediate action to support the affected residents and prevent similar incidents in the future.

“With deep sympathy for the victims, he has pledged to identify the root causes of the flooding and implement measures to mitigate the risks associated with heavy rainfall and infrastructure vulnerabilities.

“In line with this commitment, the governor has directed the Deputy Governor to engage with the contractors responsible for the underpass construction to investigate the root cause of the disaster.

“Acknowledging the urgency of the situation, Governor Radda assured the affected residents that his administration is fully dedicated to addressing their concerns promptly.

“Through collaborative efforts between the government, relevant authorities, and experts, the Governor aims to develop sustainable solutions that will safeguard the community against future flooding incidents.

 

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“Governor Radda emphasized the importance of learning from this unfortunate event and using it as an opportunity to bolster the state’s disaster preparedness and response mechanisms.

“He stressed the need for comprehensive planning, improved infrastructure designs, and efficient maintenance strategies to ensure the safety and well-being of all Katsina State residents.

“In conclusion, Governor Radda’s sincere condolences go out to the victims and their families affected by the recent flooding.

“His swift response and commitment to resolving the situation demonstrate his dedication to the welfare of the people of Katsina State.

“The governor’s proactive approach and determination to prevent future occurrences underline his administration’s resolve to prioritize the safety and security of all residents,” the statement added.

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