The Deputy Director, Needs Assessment of the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Musa Ladan, on Tuesday, disclosed that no fewer than 12 persons were killed by flood in Ganjuwa and Giade local government areas of Bauchi State.
Addressing newsmen in Bauchi, Ladan revealed that about four persons lost their lives in Galamakira and Galam Baba communities in Miya District area of Ganjuwa local government, while eight others were killed as a result of flood in Gulbuk community in Giade local government area of the state.
According to Ladan, “The flood killed four children who went out in the rain to wash their bodies. Unfortunately for them on their way home, they stepped on a culvert which caved in and the flood took them away.”
He however, stated that the people in the community were able to recover the body of one of the children, while two more bodies were recovered the following day.
Ladan also identified a 65-year-old man, Alhaji Danladi, who lost his life after his house collapsed on him due to the magnitude of the wind, as one of the flood victims.