No fewer than 20 corpses were unearthed at the Yan Kaba Cemetery in Kano metropolis, northern Nigeria following floods which occurred after a heavy rainfall.
The flood occurred on Friday night after a down pour in the city.
A resident of the area, Malam Audullahi Musa told NAN on Saturday in Kano that the corpses were discovered outside the cemetery in the morning by the residents of the area.
“At the moment there are 20 corpses awaiting reburial at the cemetery,’’ he told NAN.
Musa called on people of the area to come out and assist to rebury the corpses, to avoid possible outbreak of diseases.
The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Board, Alhaji Ali Bashir, confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN.
He also said that the flood affected some houses in the metropolis.
Bashir said that the agency had deployed some officials to the area to ascertain the situation.
NAN reported that the flood killed one person and destroyed 434 houses.
Flood on Friday killed one person and destroyed 434 houses following a heavy rainfall in Kano metropolis.
Bashir said the deceased died after he fell in Katsaiki River at Darmanawa in Kumbotso local Government area of the state.
He said out of the affected houses, 408 were destroyed in Kano metropolis while the remaining 26 houses were located in Dawakin-Tofa local government area.
He said the state Deputy Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, had directed the agency to take all the pictures of the affected houses and assess the extent of damage caused to property.
Source: PM News
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