According to latest report we got that so many communities in the northern part of the country Bauchi precisely has been affected with flood, and as a mater of fact, this flood has claimed lives in some of this communities. Outside some loosing their lives several people were said to have lost their cash and food crops were also washed away by floods as a result of heavy downpour in Bauchi State.
In an interview with newsmen on Tuesday, the Deputy Director, Needs Assessment of the State Emergency Management Agency. A source Musa Ladan said that four persons lost their lives in Galamakira and Galam Baba communities in Miya district of Ganjuwa local government.
He included that eight persons also lost their lives as a result of the flood in Gulbuk community in Giade local government area of the state.
Flood in Bauchi Kills Several People
He said “The flood killed four children who went out in the rain to wash their bodies. Unfortunately for them on their way home, they stepped on a culvert which caved in and the flood took them away”
How sad, he stated that was able to recover one of the child body while they are till in search of the other two.
“The people in the community were able to recover the body of one of the children who died during the incident. The other two bodies were recovered the following day,”.
He also said that another victim is a 65-year-old farmer, called Alhaji Danladi, whose house collapsed due to the magnitude of the windstorm accompanying the rain, also lost his life.
Aliyu Abba Ahmad the Bauchi State SEMA Permanent Secretary, said that the SEMA team had paid a condolence visit the affected communities and also have access the level of damage wrecked by the flood.
The affected Village heads of Galamakira and Galam Baba, Saleh Adamu and Ahmed Iliyasu respectively used this opportunity to plead to the state government to construct more primary health care centers in the communities in order to offer prompt medical services to the people during emergencies.
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