Ravaging floods killed five people in Bauchi State on Sunday, the state emergency management agency said Wednesday.
The agency said out of the five victims, two died in Dambam local government area, and three from Tafawa Balewa local government area.
“In Dambam, on Sunday August 16, 2015, due to the heavy down pour which caused the washing away of houses and farm lands,daughters of one Hamisu Saleh, Salamatu, aged 7 years and Halima aged 4, were carried away by the flood when their house collapsed”.
“Their mother, Rahilla Hamisu Saleh sustained injuries after she ceased breathing for four hours but was revived at the hospital,” an official of SEMA, Abubakar Umar, told our correspondent in Bauchi.
SEMA’s interim report on Dambam, said 600 houses were washed away with food stuffs, and personal effects.
The rains reportedly started at about 2 a.m. Sunday.
Items such as rice,corn,guinea corn,clothing items,and mattresses have been provided to the Dambam flood victims.
Meanwhile, the Bauchi SEMA officials and security operatives have begun investigation into the source of two bodies brought into Bori village, Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi state by last Sunday flood.
The rampaging flood also drowned a 42- year -old resident of Bori, SEMA said.
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