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Tragedy as windstorm kills one, destroys over 150 houses in Nasarawa

One person was confirmed killed several others injured while more than 150 houses were destroyed in Agbashi community, Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State following a rainstorm that wreck havoc in the area.

Confirming the incident, Vice Chairman, Doma LGA,. John Bako Ari, said the tragedy occurred Tuesday evening leaving several people homeless.

According to Bako Ari, over 150 residential houses, churches, mosque, schools were destroyed

“It is true that the windstorm destroyed over 150 houses including, mosque, school, the incident happened yesterday in the evening,” the vice Chairman said.

Also speaking on the incident, Acting Chairman, Agbashi Development Association (ADA), Anthony Oshinyeka who described the incident as unfortunate stating that Bassa settlement in Iponu outskirt of Agbashi was badly affected as one man lost his life while seven others were injured.

Oshinyeka called on both the state and federal Government to urgently intervene to cushion the devastating effect on the distressed people of Agbashi community.

The Acting ADA chairman also solicited immediate release of relief materials and medical aids to the affected communities.

In a related development residents of Takum, in Southern Taraba, are counting their losses following a devastating windstorm accompanied by heavy rainfall that swept through the town on Tuesday.

Properties estimated to be worth millions of Naira have also been destroyed.

Just as trees gave way to the raging storm, so too did the roofing sheets of residential houses, shops, worship centers, as well as power poles.

The number of buildings destroyed by the windstorm could not be ascertained at the time of this report.

However, feelers from the area of the disaster indicate that unchecked tree felling over the years had stripped the affected communities of vital windbreaks that could have reduced the effect of the storm.

The state governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas, has dispatched a government delegation to assess the extent of the damages inflicted on residents.

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