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Woman dies as rainstorm destroys 50 houses in Edo state

Woman dies as rainstorm destroys 50 houses in Edo State

A rainstorm, which blew off the roof top of a building at Imoga community in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, has killed a mother of three.

But the identity of the deceased could not be ascertained at press time last night.

It was learnt that the rainstorm blew off over 50 houses in the community, including the family home of the deceased.

Several electricity poles were pulled down.

It was gathered that the rainstorm started at 6 p.m on Saturday and lasted about 30 minutes.

A victim, Adeloye Perry, said strong winds accompanied the rainstorm.

He said his house was destroyed.

Husband of the deceased, Christopher Yakubu, said his wife died instantly as the roof fell on her.

Yakubu said: “The roof of my house was blown off by the storm. We tried to save the children and evacuate some of our property, but my wife could not come out.”

The affected residents urged the State Emergency Management Agency to provide succour to them.

A resident, David Yusuf said: “I am appealing to relevant authorities to come to our aid to cushion the effect of the rainstorm.

“The rainstorm wreaked havoc on our buildings. As you can see, we no longer have a roof over our heads.

“Some of us no longer have a place to live in.” ”

Source: The Nation

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