No fewer than seven persons died while thousands of houses and 146 farmlands were destroyed in the recent floods in Katsina State.
The Executive Director of the state Rehabilitation and Emergency Relief Agency (RERA), Alhaji Hassan Rawayau, said in an interview in Katsina yesterday that 15 of the 34 local government areas of the state were worst-hit and gave names of the areas affected as Mai'adua, Kusada, Kurfi, Batsari, Safana, Jibia, Katsina and Bindawa.
Others were Kankia, Ingawa, Dutsi, Daura, Sandamu, Matazu and Mani local government areas, he said.
According to him, two persons died in Safana, Mani and Daura local government areas respectively and one person Kurfi council area.
"Thousands of houses were damaged by the floods in all the affected local government areas, while 146 farms were destroyed in Kusada area", he said.
The director said the agency had resettled victims in Randawa village of Mani local government area in a primary school compound, adding that efforts were ongoing to send relief materials to the victims. NAN