Saturday, November 16, 2013
4 Killed In Katsina Landslide
landslide at an excavation site in Funtawa village, Rimi Local
Government Area of Katsina State.
Eyewitnesses told newsmen that the incident occurred at about 10:30.
They said after the incident, people besieged the site to rescue the
victims, who were brought out dead.
The Secretary of the council, Alhaji Garba Lawal, confirmed the
incident and said that it took the rescuers three hours to recover the
bodies of the victims.
Lawal said the deceased were taken to their families for burial in
accordance with Islamic injunction.
The scribe said the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the council,
Alhaji Nasiru Iyatawa, had visited the families of the deceased to
commiserate with them. [NAN]