A heavy rainfall on Thursday claimed one life and destroyed over 40 houses in Dambatta Local Government Area of Kano State.
The down pour which started around 4:00 p.m and lasted for four hours, also destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.
Danbatta East Councillor, Abdullahi Sani Dambatta, confirmed the incident in an interview with reporters in Kano on Friday.
He said areas affected by the disaster include Bakin Kasuwa and Abattoir area in the town.
Dambatta said the local government Council chairman, Idris Haruna Zago had visited the affected areas with a view to assessing the damage caused by the flood.
He called on the local government Council and the state government to come to the aid of the victims.
The Executive Secretary of the state Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SERERA), Ali Bashir, confirmed the incident saying the agency would dispatch its staff to the local government to assess the situation.