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Katsina flood: 10 more corpses recovered, says Emir

Scenes of the flood in Katsina. Photos: Olaide Oyelude

The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmmumum Kabir, said on Monday that 10 more corpses of victims of the recent flood in Jibia had been recovered from the rubble of a collapsed building in the town.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the flood swept through the town on July 15, killing over 44 people and destroying more than 500 houses.


Kabir, who made the disclosure while receiving some dignitaries who paid him a condolence visit over the death of a former Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, at his palace, said that the decomposed bodies had been buried.

“The 10 persons were discovered when the people of the area started experiencing heavy smell coming from the collapsed building.

“The residents reported the matter to the District Head of Jibia, Alhaji Mohammed Rabiu, who ordered a search of the area, and after some hours of search, the corpses were discovered and the District Head ordered that the corpses should be buried.

“The district head later reported the matter to me in order to make the records of those who died in the flood disaster straight,” the Emir said.


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