No fewer than five persons were reported killed when a building collapsed on them while sleeping in Garki village in Baure local government area of Katsina state.
The Baure local government’s Information Officer, Mallam Nasiru Yunusa said the incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday following a heavy downpour. He said that all the deceased were members of the family of one Malam Sai’du Namai-shanu.
Yunusa further disclosed that the victims included his wife, Asma’u Sa’idu, his daughter, Zainab Sa’idu and three grandchildren, Salisu Lawal Kilishi, Sa’idu Lawal Kilishi and Mustapha Danjuma.
He said that three other persons sustained various degrees of injury during the incident and were receiving medical treatment at Baure General Hospital.
According to the Information Officer, all the deceased victims were buried in accordance with Islamic injunctions.
He similarly said that the state commissioner for lands and survey, Alhaji Nasidi Danladi, District Head of Baure, Alhaji Muhammad Daha Umar and the local government administrator have condoled with the family.