Flood Kills Pregnant Woman, Two Others In Jos


A pregnant woman and two other persons have been killed by flood flood that ravaged some parts of Zinariya community in Jos, Plateau State.

The flood, which resulted from days of heavy rainfall, also pulled down nine houses.

“The incident resulted from narrow waterways; the victims were asleep when the rain started, but with the water soaking up foundations of their buildings, the structures collapsed on them,” Sani Bello, a relation of the victims said.

Bello also said the water washed away the bodies of the three deceased persons.

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“My pregnant elder sister, who was on a visit from Naraguta, a nearby community, was among the people washed away by the flood.

“We have found her body and buried it. There is also a lady with a broken leg who has been taken to the hospital.

“Another victim, one Ibrahim, who is seven years old, also sustained injuries and has been taken to the hospital,” he added.

Istifanus Gyang, senator representing the district from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has visited the area to commiserate with the people.

Gyang, who was represented by one of his aides, Daniel Dem, promised to assist the area with resources to rebuild their homes and create waterways to avoid a reoccurrence.



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