Bauchi Flood destroys farms, houses, increases death toll

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Bauchi state flood has destroyed farms, houses and death toll has increased to 13, following five new recorded deaths in Jama’are Local Government Area.

According to an information gathered from an official of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in Bauchi State, who declined identification, indicated that five people died in Jama’are, three in Gamawa, three in Ningi while one person each died in Toro and Darazo LGAs.

The SEMA official confirmed that the floods submerged over 1,600 houses. No fewer than 24 people sustained varying degree of injuries in the floods that have so far affected 18 LGAs of the state.

“Initially, it was reported that eight people died but now, we heard that five more people died in Jama’are.

“Two persons died initially, but we later recovered three corpses, making a total of five.”

He added that over 1,000 hectares of rice, maize, wheat and beans farmlands were destroyed adding that more than 1,000 houses were damaged.

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