1 Dies, 7 Injured As Windstorm Destroys 100 Houses In Nasarawa

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One person lost his life while others were wounded when windstorm stormed Agbashi Community, in Doma Local Government Area (LGA) of Nasarawa State.

Over 100 houses were also destroyed in the incident which occurred on Tuesday.

Confirming the incident to newsmen on Wednesday, John Bako – Ari, Vice Chairman, Doma LGA described the development as tragic.

He said among the structures affected include the Agbashi Central Mosque, part of Pilot Primary School, several other public infrastructure and scores of residential houses.

β€œIt’s true that the windstorm destroyed over 100 houses including the mosque and primary school, the incident happened yesterday (Tuesday) in the evening,” he said.

Also speaking on the incident, Mr Anthony Oshinyeka, the acting Chairman, Agbashi Development Association (ADA) described the incident as unfortunate.

Oshinyeka also stated that a Bassa settlement in Iponu on the outskirts of Agbashi was badly affected.

The ADA Chairman said one man lost his life while seven others have also been injured in the area.

He called on the government to urgently intervene to ameliorate the suffering of the people as a result of the incident.

He urged the government, as interim measure, to provide relief materials and medical aids to the affected communities.

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