Eleven persons were at the weekend confirmed dead in a flood disaster caused by a five-hour downpour in Suleja and parts of Tafa Local Government Areas of Niger State even as many were injured and houses as well as other property were destroyed.
It was gathered that nine persons were killed by the flood at Checheniya area of Suleja, one at Kuspa area of the town, while one other died at Ayin -Nassarrawa in Tafa Local Government Area of the state.
It was learnt that though the five-hour rain submerged and destroyed houses and property worth several millions of naira in Kaltuma and Angwan Gwari in Suleja Local Government Area of the state, no live was lost in those areas.
It was further gathered that some of the victims of the flood disaster who lost their lives were members of same family and their bodies were yet to be recovered as at the time of filing this report but the search was still on to recover the bodies.
The Director General of the state Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmed Inga, who confirmed the incident to journalists last night, said members of the agency’s search and rescue operation were at the sites of the disasters with other volunteers.
He stated that so far, two of the bodies of those killed by the flood had been recovered but the search and rescue operation was still on to recover the remaining bodies while efforts are being made to attend to those injured and ameliorate the sufferings of those whose houses were submerged.